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Q&A: Get to know Rogers’ new Hospital Division CEO Dr. John Boyd

01/18/22 03:45:pm

Boyd_tn.jpgAs Rogers’ new Hospital Division CEO, John Boyd, PsyD, is excited about working alongside employees and advancing the organization’s reputation as a leading provider of mental health and addiction services.

“I believe we are in a moment nationally and internationally where there is more focus on mental health and addiction services than ever before,” Dr. Boyd says. “Ensuring that Rogers is able to improve access to life-saving treatment is really exciting. I’m looking forward to working with our team to make sure that we are doing that. I also look forward to learning from our clinicians about the incredible clinical care they provide.”

Dr. Boyd comes to Rogers with an extensive background in healthcare administration, previously serving as CEO for Sutter Health’s Mental Health & Addiction Care Services. He earned a Master of Health Administration degree at University of Southern California and a doctorate in psychology at California School of Professional Psychology.

In his role as Hospital Division CEO, Dr. Boyd oversees Rogers’ three inpatient hospitals and 15 residential treatment centers in Southeast Wisconsin, as well as 20 nationwide outpatient clinics and supportive living services in Sheboygan.

“What is absolutely key to amazing patient care is ensuring that we are taking care of all our teammates, so I will be very visible and accessible,” Dr. Boyd says. “I will be spending time within all our different settings looking to understand our culture, so that I can work with the Rogers team to build a culture where we’re known as a great place to work.”

During his first week at Rogers, Dr. Boyd visited the California outpatient clinics in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

“I want to reflect gratitude for the California team,” he says. “I started my first day in San Diego, and it was notable that we have become a national behavioral health system. We are ‘One Rogers’ regardless of where we are in the country, delivering mental healthcare and giving back to the community.”

Dr. Boyd, an active mental health advocate, says he was attracted to Rogers because of our Mission to provide highly effective mental health and addiction treatment that helps people reach their full potential for health and well-being.

He also relishes the opportunity to work alongside Rogers president and CEO Pat Hammer and to contribute to the great work we’ve already accomplished.

“The legacy of Rogers is well-known in the field nationally, and our ability to model and implement the way mental health and addiction care should be delivered is just so imminent,” Dr. Boyd says. “I fell in love with Rogers in the very beginning and this has only been confirmed since I started.”

In addition to eliminating stigma, it is important to Dr. Boyd that patient families know and feel that they are supported.

“I have a heart and passion for those who have been marginalized,” he says. “I can’t imagine a better place than Rogers to receive care. That’s why I wanted to be part of Rogers’ family.”

Get to know Dr. Boyd

IMG-1935.jpgA Northern California native, Dr. Boyd and his partner of 11 years, David, enjoy scuba diving, spending time outdoors, and caring for their two golden retrievers, Cooper and Bennett, the latter of which is a pet therapy dog.

They also like eating their favorite foods – Mexican, barbecue, and Italian – and traveling. David is from the South, and they consider Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a home away from home.

“David is a nurse practitioner, and, to that end, nurses have a special place in my heart for many reasons,” Dr. Boyd says.

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