JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Alan W. Greimann, President and CEO of Royal Oaks Hospital in Windsor, Mo., and Executive Vice President of Compass Health, was honored with the Missouri Hospital Association’s Visionary Leadership Award for his work to advance behavioral health access and expand training for behavioral health professionals. The award was presented during MHA’s 100th Annual Convention.
“Al’s influence on behavioral health — in Missouri and beyond — cannot be overstated,” said Jon D. Doolittle, MHA President and CEO. “By building strategic partnerships, he has connected the care delivery and caregiver-training systems, with Royal Oaks serving as a hub. His vision has significantly multiplied the number of professionals in the state.”
A video tribute to Greimann’s service is available here.
Beginning in 1985, Greimann has led numerous behavioral health facilities, including a 90-bed substance abuse center, an 80-bed acute care psychiatric hospital and the Midwest operations for 11 hospitals in seven states. In 1992, he co-founded PsychCare Management, Inc. The organization acquired the facility in Windsor, Mo., and established Royal Oaks Hospital — a 41-bed acute, psychiatric hospital. In 2004, Royal Oaks Hospital integrated with Pathways Community Behavioral Healthcare, both of which are affiliated with Compass Health.
In 1995, Royal Oaks Hospital established a clinical training affiliation with MU School of Medicine, and since that time has served as one of the primary training sites for child and adolescent psychiatry. Under Greimann’s leadership, the hospital expanded its strategic partnerships, joining with the MU Sinclair School of Nursing, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology and others, to expand clinical training opportunities. Since its inception, the program has trained more than 400 professionals practicing in rural Missouri.
“Al’s ability to identify gaps in the system has helped hospitals, state and federal agencies, and other behavioral health stakeholders understand and allocate resources to make the system function better,” Doolittle said. “His influence on adolescent behavioral health has been especially profound.”
Greimann has served on several academic and community service boards including the Advisory Board of the MU School of Health Professions, Central Missouri Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the For the Children Foundation. He currently serves as chair of the National Psychology Training Consortium and chair for the Behavioral Health Services network for MHA.
The Missouri Hospital Association is a not-for-profit association in Jefferson City that represents 140 Missouri hospitals. In addition to representation and advocacy on behalf of its membership, the association offers continuing education programs on current health care topics and seeks to educate the public about health care issues.
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Photo cutline: Todd Ahrens (Left), President and CEO of Hannibal Regional Healthcare System, presents Al Greimann (Right), President and CEO of Royal Oaks Hospital in Windsor, Mo., the MHA Visionary Leadership Award.