About Maine Behavioral Healthcare

A Message from the President

Kelly Barton, President

Kelly Barton, President

Welcome to the 2020 Maine Behavioral Healthcare (MBH) annual report. Like so much else since the COVID-19 pandemic upended our lives, we are moving to primarily an online format for this report, but I am certain you will nonetheless be moved by the stories of dedication and accomplishment you’ll find here.

None of these amazing stories, or the extraordinary behavioral health care provided by MBH day-in and day-out in our communities, would be possible without our incredible care team. As the pandemic spread, our dedicated professionals adapted, finding new ways to deliver care and providing a critical safety net as the need for mental health services rose with the COVID case counts.

Beginning my tenure as president of Maine Behavioral Healthcare during this time provided me with an opportunity to see firsthand the depth of commitment and professionalism of our amazing staff. I am so proud of them.

As you can see in this report, MBH didn’t let the pandemic prevent us from moving forward with important initiatives aimed at making the lives of patients, and the communities we serve, better. These include the opening of a much needed 20-bed in-patient facility in Sanford and the completion of our new Center of Excellence in Autism and Developmental Disorders.

We also moved forward with important initiatives such as making our facilities tobacco free, providing the support our patients needed to achieve tobacco independence. We extended our existing psychiatry residency program to include a track for training residents on the unique behavioral health needs in rural communities. We kept our focus on our Zero Suicide initiative. And, oh yes, we did all this while moving our electronic records system to the Epic platform, which is shared across the MaineHealth system—a huge undertaking.

There is more to do, of course. Unfortunately, the need for mental health services across Maine and New Hampshire far exceeds the capacity of the overall mental health care system. While we have made great progress on offering an evidence-based program to treat substance use disorder, too many people are still losing their lives to the opioid epidemic.

Still, we have made strides worth celebrating. I invite you to learn more about that progress in this report. I know you’ll be as inspired as I was in doing so.


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Kelly Barton, President
Maine Behavioral Healthcare


Senior Leadership

Kelly Barton, MPH, FACHE
President, Maine Behavioral Healthcare

Mary Jane Krebs, FACHE
President, Spring Harbor Hospital

William Chrisemer
Chief Financial Officer, Maine Behavioral Healthcare

Linda Durst, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, Maine Behavioral Healthcare
Chair, Dept. Psychiatry at Maine Medical Center

Lindsay Fitzgerald
Director of Human Resources, Maine Behavioral Healthcare

Mark Glass
Director of Communications and Public Affairs

Maria Hadjiyane, PhD, LPC, CSAC
Vice President of Ambulatory Services, Maine Behavioral Healthcare

Christopher Jones
Senior Director of Information Services, Maine Behavioral Healthcare

Board of Trustees

Geoffrey Green – Chair
Tracy Hawkins – Vice Chair
James Georgitis, MD, FACS – Secretary
James Alexander, MDCM
Beth Dube, NP
Laurence Gross
Nancy Hasenfus
Alexandria Huber
Annaliese Lafayette
Norton Lamb
Christopher Lento
Robert Levine, Esq.
David Riccio
Cheryl Rust
Karen Simone, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT
Lucy Tucker

Kelly Barton, MPH/FACHE
MBH President
Ex Officio

Richard W. Petersen
President, MaineHealth
Ex Officio

Katie Fullam Harris
SVP, MaineHealth Government Relations
Ex Officio

Maine Behavioral Healthcare – 2020 By the Numbers

In a year like no other, the care team at Maine Behavioral Healthcare adapted and innovated, finding new ways to deliver care as the need for mental health services rose:

Integrated Behavioral Health Visits
Spring Harbor Hospital Clients Served
Outpatient Psych & Therapy Visits
Maine Behavioral Healthcare Services Clients Served Client Visits
Behavioral Health Case Management 2,030 34,277
Integrated Behavioral Health 12,331 49,539
Intensive Community Based Services 533 31,718
Outpatient Autism & Developmental Disorders 676 17,574
Outpatient Psych & Therapy 9,327 69,682
Residential 97 25,693
Spring Harbor Hospital 1,792 31,492
Substance Use 723 8,577
Managed Services*
Consultation General Hospital Services 5,170 7,290
Emergency Department Services:
Crisis and Acute Psych Units
4,371 28,917
Hospital Step Down Services 230 2,159
Inpatient Psychiatric Units 618 10,236
Outpatient Psychiatry & Therapy 4,789 39,754
42,690 356,908

*Maine Behavioral Healthcare manages mental health services throughout the MaineHealth system, including Maine Medical Center, Southern Maine Health Care and Coastal Health Alliance.

Financial Statement

Revenue for FY2020

State Patient Service Revenue $56,136,842
Commercial Patient Service Revenue 16,979,254
Medicare Patient Service Revenue 7,905,869
Other Revenues 15,094,503
TOTAL REVENUE $96,116,503

Expenses for FY2020

Inpatient Care Spring Harbor Hospital $43,771,989
Outpatient Services  14,230,999
Case Management 5,720,803
Inpatient Care Contracts 4,257,851
Crisis and Emergency Services 3,774,787
Residential Services 6,883,093
ACT Programs 3,641,577
Behavioral Health Integration 4,380,064
CADD 4,662,477
Spring Harbor Academy 2,044,223
Other Expenses 5,011,081
TOTAL EXPENSES $98,378,944