Lindner Center of HOPE Announces New CEO

Paul CrosbyEffective July 1, 2021, Paul R. Crosby, MD, MBA has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of The Frances and Craig Lindner Center of HOPE, the comprehensive mental health center of excellence in Mason, Ohio, which opened in 2008. Dr. Crosby’s full title is President and CEO, with the responsibility of providing leadership and direction for the overall operation of the Center.

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, and Chief Operating Officer (COO). In September 2020, Dr. Crosby was appointed President and officially began an organized process to succeed outgoing CEO, Paul E. Keck, MD.  Dr. Keck was LCOH’s founding president and CEO and will remain employed at the Center in the new role of Psychiatrist in Chief.

Dr. Crosby’s leadership has brought achievements in clinician recruitment and retention, multiple surveys by regulatory and accrediting bodies, and restructuring of Lindner Center of HOPE’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, and a 2021 winner of the Cincinnati Business Courier’s Healthcare Hero’s Award in the manager category.

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.