PARHAM NAMED AS NEW PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF GERIATRIC BEHAVIORAL HEALTH UNIT AT MURRAY-CALLOWAY COUNTY HOSPITAL

Posted 06/22/2017

Murray-Calloway County Hospital (MCCH) welcomes Melanie Parham, MPS as the new program director of the geriatric behavioral health unit planned to open October 2017. The geriatric behavioral health unit will be managed as a partnership with Horizon Health Behavioral Health Services.  They have been assisting hospitals in managing their behavioral health programs for more than three decades. Horizon will be assisting with the planning, development and implementation of the new behavioral health service line at MCCH.

The 12-bed unit will provide comprehensive medical and psychiatric treatment in a secure environment, soothing colors and features such as a “quiet zone” and a therapeutic recreation room for music therapy, and more.

Prior to joining the Horizon Health team, Melanie spent the past 23 years employed with Tennessee Health Management, Inc. and its affiliates. The last 10 years of her tenure with THM was in its behavioral health division. She served as the Regional Director of Hospital Operations for the past 4 years. In that role she was responsible for the overall operations of 5 free-standing geriatric psychiatric hospitals across TN and in North Alabama.

"I am excited to be afforded the opportunity to work with such reputable organizations as Murray-Calloway County Hospital and Horizon Health,” “Serving the behavioral health needs of the geriatric population is my passion and I look forward to directing the implementation and operation of this valuable program to serve this community and the surrounding area.”

Melanie resides in Dresden, TN with her husband of 23 years, David, and two children, Joshua, age 16, and Emma, age 8.

Murray-Calloway County Hospital is a 152-licensed bed medical center located at 803 Poplar Street in Murray, Kentucky. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the Western Kentucky area for over 100 years. Murray Hospital specializes in such major areas as women’s services, surgery, cancer, orthopedics, neurology, psychiatric services, emergency services and more. Murray-Calloway County Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency.