COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC CENTERS ANNOUNCES RETURN OF KEY OPERATIONS EXECUTIVES
COMMUNITY PSYCHIATRIC CENTERS ANNOUNCES
RETURN OF KEY OPERATIONS EXECUTIVES
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Community Psychiatric Centers (NYSE: CMY) today announced the appointments of former CPC executives who are returning to the psychiatric services company to expand and strengthen the management team.
Kay E. Seim, previously senior vice president and chief operating officer of Ramsay Health Care Inc. has been named executive vice president in charge of operations in California and the Northwest. Seim, 45, worked for CPC for 20 years, last serving as regional vice president, Northwest, in 1990.
Terrance R. Bridges, previously vice president, operations, for Ramsay Health Care, Inc., was appointed senior vice president, Southern California operations. Prior to joining Ramsay in 1988, Bridges, 39, was vice president of CPC's Texas Region.
John-Paul Sensibile has returned to assume the post of vice president, operations, currently overseeing CPC Laguna Hills Hospital. Sensibile, 33, was acting vice president in the Los Angeles region during 1991.
Eric M. Agnew, 39, recently returned to run CPC Horizon Hospital in Pomona, Calif., which will be reopening in the near future. Agnew worked for CPC from 1983 to 1991 serving as vice president of development and dialysis.
Jill S. Brandenburger has rejoined the company as vice president, alcohol and drug services. Brandenburger, 37, worked for CPC from 1980-1990, heading up the Addiction Medicine Division.
Robert Derenthal, 56, a former senior vice president of CPC, came out of retirement to oversee certain Southern California operations, and is now serving as a consultant on special projects to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Richard L. Conte. Derenthal joined CPC in 1973 and left in 1989 to become executive vice president of VIVRA Inc.
"We are extremely pleased to have executives of this calibre choose to rejoin the company at such a critical juncture," said Conte. "With the industry in the throes of a major shakeout and consolidation, we view their returns as growing recognition that the strategic and cultural changes we are making at CPC along with our financial stability make us well-positioned to pull through the current downturn and resume earnings growth. They enhance a management team already strengthened over the past year by new hires Steve Weis, CFO; and Geoff Deutsch, Suzanne Hovdey and Kathy Bolmer, VPs of marketing, corporate/investor relations and partial hospitalization, respectively."
Community Psychiatric Centers delivers psychiatric services through 50 hospitals across the United States, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. The company's stock is traded on the New York, Boston, Midwest and Pacific exchanges.
/CONTACT: Suzanne S. Hovdey of Community Psychiatric Centers, 714-831-1166/
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