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Lindner Center of HOPE Announces Leadership Transitions
September 23, 2020 – Mason, Ohio – Paul Keck, MD, current President and Chief Executive Officer of The Frances and Craig Lindner Center of HOPE is pleased to announce: Paul R. Crosby, MD, has transitioned to the role of President and Chief Operating Officer of the comprehensive mental health center of excellence, which opened in 2008.
Dr. Crosby, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine and summa cum laude graduate of The Ohio State University, was recruited to join the Lindner Center of HOPE medical staff for the Center’s opening in 2008. As a people-first physician leader with expertise in healthcare operations and policy, Dr. Crosby is guided by the values of empathy and excellence. He drives results by combining his clinical experience with sound business principles. He played significant, strategic roles in the growth and development of Lindner Center of HOPE, taking on more responsibility over time and serving in progressively more complex roles: Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Medical Director of Lindner Center of HOPE Professional Associates, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Clinical Officer, Chief Operating Officer (COO) and now President and COO. As President, Dr. Crosby will assume leadership of all of the Center’s strategic and operational activities.
Dr. Crosby’s leadership has brought achievements in clinician recruitment and retention, multiple surveys by regulatory and accrediting bodies, and restructuring of LCOH’s nationally-renowned residential services resulting in increased referrals, increased census, and increased patient and referrer satisfaction. He led LCOH’s pandemic response including coordination of communications, establishment of safety best practices rapid conversion to telehealth of most outpatient services, and rapid transitioning to working-from-home for many staff. Notably, throughout the pandemic, the Center has not instituted layoffs or furloughs, pay reductions, or capacity reductions. He is a recipient of The Healthcare Leadership Award, Venue and LEAD Magazine, Cincinnati.
Dr. Crosby is board certified in Adult, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and has provided care in many of the Center’s service lines, including residential services, inpatient adolescent services, and partial hospital programs. He will continue to provide outpatient psychiatric consultation to children and families referred from around the country.
Founding President and CEO since 2005, Dr. Keck, is continuing to serve in the role of Chief Executive Officer of Lindner Center of HOPE, while also serving patients as part of the Center’s outpatient practice.
Lindner Center of HOPE in Mason is a comprehensive mental health center providing excellent, patient-centered, scientifically-advanced care for individuals suffering with mental illness. A state-of-the-science, mental health center and charter member of the National Network of Depression Centers, the Center provides psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization for individuals age 12-years-old and older, outpatient services for all ages, diagnostic services for all ages and short-term residential services for adults, and research. The Center is enhanced by its partnership with UC Health as its clinicians are ranked among the best providers locally, nationally and internationally. Together Lindner Center of HOPE and UC Health offer a true system of mental health care in the Greater Cincinnati area and across the country. The Center is also affiliated with the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine.