Laguna Treatment Hospital Appoints Veterans Health Care

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 27, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Laguna Treatment Hospital, one of the few chemical addiction treatment hospitals in California, a health director announced Barbara Sak as CEO of the institution. Since July 2021, Saak has served as interim CEO and during this short time has been instrumental in improving the patient experience and building a strong clinical team. As a registered nurse with over 30 years of nursing and clinical experience, in addition to her expertise in operational leadership and regulatory compliance, Saak is well positioned to take clinical excellence to the next level by building high quality care that Laguna Treatment Hospital is known for. to supply.

Prior to joining American Addiction Centers, Saak held leadership positions at a number of esteemed entities including the University of California, Irvine and Loma Linda University Health, Providence St. Joseph Health System, and Multinational Health Services System. health Tenet Healthcare. Having been certified in healthcare compliance and ethics, her responsibilities in these organizations included planning, implementing and monitoring regulatory compliance measures at the corporate, state and federal levels, managing confidentiality and operational information, compliance with rigorous quality of care standards.

“I look forward to bringing my expertise to the CEO role,” said Saak. “At a time when overdose death records are being set and new, more dangerous substances are increasingly present, the services provided by Laguna’s clinical and medical staff are now more important than ever. We are a lifeline to many in our community and beyond, and our commitment to saving lives has never been stronger.

In addition to treating drug addiction and alcoholism, Laguna Treatment Hospital also specializes in caring for people with co-occurring mental disorders – such as depression or anxiety – and patients who have other conditions. conditions requiring medical supervision and/or treatment.

“I am privileged to work alongside a skilled and compassionate team dedicated to exceptional patient care, and I couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to work with as CEO,” Saak said. “I’m proud of the team and I’m proud to be part of this team, and together we’re going to make Laguna Treatment Hospital the best it can be to give our patients the best possible outcomes.”

About Laguna Treatment Hospital
Laguna Treatment Hospital is located in Orange County, California at 24552 Pacific Park Drive, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656. The hospital treats patients struggling with drug addiction, alcoholism, and co-occurring mental health/behavioral issues. For more information, call 949-523-1877.

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