Meet the Staff at Highland Ridge Hospital

Jim Hess, M.A.

Chief Executive Officer

Jim has over 35 years experience working in the behavioral health field. He is an expert in conflict-management, policy development, executive management, performance improvement, risk management, corporate compliance, utilization management, new and existing program development and employee and client relations. He has extensive experience with regulatory compliance, having traveled throughout the country as a CARF surveyor. He has inspired systemic change at the facility, corporate and community levels through implementation of a shared vision, focused clinical training, collaborative problem solving, team-building and performance improvement initiatives.   Jim holds a graduate degree in clinical psychology with a specialization in sport psychology. He has worked with groups, individuals and athletes at many levels, including collegiate, professional, and Olympic athletes helping them improve their performance through mindfulness and other mental conditioning techniques. He loves helping others pursue and reach their true potential.

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