Juneau, Alaska – To lead the successful delivery of its Mental and Behavioral Health services, SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) has promoted Eric Gettis to Vice President of Behavioral Health. Mr. Gettis brings more than 30 years of experience in healthcare leadership and management to this new role. He will be responsible for the development, execution and expansion of SEARHC’s Behavioral Health network of providers and regional services.
Mr. Gettis has provided oversight for physicians and clinical teams at SEARHC since 2014 when he came to serve as Director of Practice Management. He joined SEARHC’s leadership team in 2019 as Vice President of Clinics, where he improved processes to expand access to Specialty and Primary Care services to improve patient experience and healthier outcomes.
“We recognize there are mental and behavioral health disparities throughout Alaska, especially with Alaska Native People,” says Charles Clement, President and CEO. “As a provider of choice for our communities, SEARHC looks forward to advancing the delivery of services with the advocacy and leadership of Mr. Gettis in this new position.”
Mr. Gettis has expertise in Specialty Care and Primary Care physician practices as well as Behavioral Health services. He served in management positions during his tenure with the Lourdes Health Network in Eastern Washington’s Tri-Cities area, including as the Director of Physician Practices for eight years.
Mr. Gettis attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington where he earned a Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance and a Bachelor of Arts in Education.
SEARHC provides Mental and Behavioral Health services for patients ages four and up. To learn more about inpatient and outpatient care, visit searhc.org/service/behavior-health.