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New Leadership Announced for Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute

Friday, February 01, 2013 | 08:50am

NASHVILLE – Doug Varney, commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS), has announced the appointment of Bob Micinski as Chief Executive Officer for Middle Tennessee Mental Health Institute (MTMHI), effective Monday, February 4, 2013.


Mr. Micinski had been serving as the interim CEO since October 2012. Upon his appointment to that position, Commissioner Varney said, “we are excited by Bob’s many years of state hospital experience in senior management as well as his many years of experience working with community mental health and substance abuse agencies. We look forward to the energy he will bring to this new position as we continue to enhance the role our state hospitals play in improving the lives of all Tennesseans.”


Prior to moving into that role at MTMHI, Mr. Micinski worked as the Assistant Superintendent of Quality Management for Lakeshore Mental Health Institute, where he oversaw all medical records, patients’ rights, and quality services for the hospital, devoting much of his energy to ensuring the hospital’s compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local health care regulations as well as standards and certification requirements of monitoring bodies.


Most recently, he was the Director of the East Tennessee Behavioral Health Transformation Project for the Department, where he worked with community outpatient providers and private inpatient psychiatric providers to ensure a continuity of quality health care in the area formerly served by LMHI and all around East Tennessee.


He received a bachelor of science degree from Louisiana State University in 1983 and a master of science degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1987.

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