Partner Endorsements


“TBH is providing a “top—notch” professional service for our patients. We asked them to take over our inpatient psychiatric services with a month’s notice. Gary and the team recruited very highly qualified psychiatrists at a moment’s notice and they improved the quality of our care dramatically. TBH is just fabulous!”

Jeffrey V. Smith
Executive Director

Sonoma County Mental Health

“TBH has supplied us with three full—time psychiatrists placed in long—term positions and we are asking for more. The TBH doctors are excellent psychiatrists and we are very happy with them. I feel TBH provides excellent services.”

Gary Bravo, MD
Medical Director

Community Research Foundation

“We could not be more pleased with our relationship with TBH. We started contracting with them in 2007 for three MDs for our ACT programs. We were so pleased with the relationship that we requested that they fill thirteen additional positions for us in 2012. They did an outstanding job of recruiting and screening applicants to present to us. They were completely transparent with the physicians and our Program Directors so there were no surprises. We have been so impressed with the caliber of their physicians, and we plan to expand our contract to include the rest of our programs. They do a great job of keeping their physicians happy and their physicians do a great job of keeping our clients and our Program Directors happy. We give them our highest recommendation.”

Linda Hammond, PhD, MFT

Crestwood Solano

“For nearly a decade now TBH has provided medical staff for this Crestwood campus. We are very pleased with their services. The quality of the medical staff, the consistency of the physicians, the accuracy of the documentation, and the compassion in which the services are delivered clearly reflect the values and standards of TBH.

“Dr. Jones is a superb physician who is very popular both with the clients and staff. The longevity of our relationship with TBH speaks for itself!”

Gail McDonald, RN
Campus Administrator

Humboldt County Mental Health

“TBH has placed seven psychiatrists here at Humboldt County in Eureka. We are a rural community environment and historically we have had significant challenges in recruiting psychiatrists. TBH has not only done a superb job in recruiting, their retention of physicians has also been great. I am really delighted with Gary and the TBH staff.”

Kate Bell, MD


“Gary, I want to extend my gratitude and comment on the process so far. One month ago (May 14, 2007), I asked you to come in and present a proposal to senior staff to take over our contract for Crisis stabilization and inpatient psychiatry. Your proposal and presentation was extremely well received and we got an immediate green light to terminate with our former contractor and proceed with TBH.

“Since then, on behalf of CCRMC, TBH has hired 7 permanent crisis—stabilization doctors, and 3 inpatient doctors. Additionally, TBH has assumed contractual relationships with all five of our independent contractors. Further, TBH has coordinated locum tenens coverage to bring us closer to full staffing the very day the contract begins (June 16, 2007) than we’ve been in the three years I’ve been the administrative director of the services. Not only has TBH been able to provide doctors, but the level of quality and experience in the medical staff at CCRMC will benefit tremendously from the quality and experience of the TBH physicians.”

Miles D. Kramer
Administrative Director

John George Psychiatric Pavilion

“TBH was awarded the contract for the psychiatric services in the last week of January 2007 at John George Pavilion with a start date of February 1.

“An interim plan was set in place immediately and the transition was very smooth. By March they had a Chief of Inpatient Services and 4.5 full time permanent doctors in place augmented by locum tenens, all of the weekend coverage taken care of and even the vacation relief doctor hired with a start date of July. We were very impressed.

“In the intervening three and a half years TBH has had an outstanding retention of physicians and our recruitment problem has disappeared. We continue to be very impressed with the quality of the doctors and patient care has benefited significantly from the consistency. Also the financial viability of the project has improved with better documentation, shorter length of stay and a dramatic reduction in denial and admin days.

“TBH’s doctors are exceptionally skilled and are team players. We are very excited about partnering with TBH to bring John George to a center of excellence.”

Bill Manns, COO


“TBH has done an excellent job of providing Telecare with capable psychiatrists. They are skilled at developing a resource pool of candidates and pre—screening doctors to match our requirements. In developing a partnership with TBH, we have been better able to meet our needs for quality psychiatrists. I highly recommend their service.”

Stacey Calhoun
Vice President of Telecare


“TBH psychiatrists are clearly very pleased to be associated with TBH. They are a part of a community of other psychiatrists of quality. TBH recruits highly qualified psychiatrists into programs that appreciate that quality. As a result psychiatrists are almost always very pleased with the program, and in the few instances when that turned out to not be true, arrangements were made for a psychiatrists to move to another program.

“I have worked with Gary Hayes and TBH for about 8 years. TBH has proven itself to be an excellent partner, and we now have TBH doctors for about 70% of the California programs that have psychiatrists. The programs’ and psychiatrists’ satisfaction with each other are very high.”

Stephen Wilson, MD
Medical Director

Ventura County Medical Center

“TBH has provided us with professional, competent psychiatrists for over 3 years now. Gary Hayes continues to listen to the needs of our community and our hospital. We are fortunate to have his adept guidance in a sometimes difficult area.

“We have committed medical staff providing caring and compassionate interactions with our patient population in an inpatient setting. The group has established an important link with our outpatient clinic psychiatrists allowing for much better patient/client interactions.

“With the recent addition of Dr Joseph Vlaskovits as our Interim Medical Director, we have seen a commitment to supporting our inpatient staff who provide care to our patients 24/7. We are very pleased with our partnership with TBH and highly recommend them.”

Cyndie R Cole, RN
Hospital Administrator

Kaweah Delta Health Care District, Visalia, California

“I highly recommend working with Traditions Behavioral Health. Prior to working with TBH our ability to serve the needs of our Mental Health patients was severely compromised by inconsistency and shortage of Psychiatrists. The combination of our partnership with TBH and our initiation of our new Psychiatry residency has resulted in the presence of well—qualified Psychiatrists who are committed to best practices and to serving the needs of our patients. We have become a highly competitive and desired location for Psychiatrists.”

Mark Garfield MD
Vice President/Chief Medical Officer
GME Designated Institutional Official

Kaweah Delta Mental Health Hospital

“TBH partnered with our organization beginning in September of 2009. They assembled a team of psychiatrists to cover both weekdays and weekends with very short notice. We were very pleased with their ability to fully staff our hospital from the first day.”

“Not only were they able to staff our hospital with quality psychiatrists, our census more than doubled in a matter of a few weeks! TBH continues to partner with us to fully develop our hospital. We have seen a decrease in our ALOS and a decrease in our denials of payment. TBH psychiatrists have been very collaborative with the patient care and operations teams. They have also been very responsive to the needs of our referral sources.”

“TBH psychiatrists are an integral component in goal to be the quality regional mental health provider! We are excited about the many opportunities on our horizon that are within our reach through the partnership with TBH. Many thanks to the TBH team!”

Don Myers