Rogers Behavioral Health

Rogers Behavioral Health names John Boyd next president and CEO

Posted on 08/18/22 12:19:pm

Dr. Boyd succeeds Pat Hammer who will retire in May 2023 following 10 years of service

OCONOMOWOC, WIS. (August 18, 2022) — The Rogers Behavioral Health Board of Directors has announced that John Boyd, PsyD, MHA, CEO of Rogers’ Hospital Division, was selected to serve as Rogers’ next president and CEO of the Rogers system, effective October 1, 2022.

Pat HammerDr. Boyd will succeed Pat Hammer, who announced his retirement as of May 2023. Over his 10 years leading Rogers, Hammer has skillfully guided the strategic direction of the Rogers organization and leadership team through significant transformation from a Southeast Wisconsin-based organization to a national provider with services in soon to be 10 states.

During this time, Rogers has expanded inpatient, residential, and outpatient services in Wisconsin, developed a national network of clinics, opened the Ladish Co. Foundation Center and Rogers Research Center, and established the Charitable Giving Fund, among other accomplishments.

BoydJohn.jpgDr. Boyd, who joined Rogers in January 2022, brings an extensive background in healthcare administration. He came to Rogers from Sutter Health, where he served in a variety of roles since 2008 including CEO for 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. An active mental health advocate, Boyd serves on the national board of Mental Health America and the Steinberg Institute and served as a commissioner for the State of California Mental Health Services Oversight and Accountability Commission.

“I thank Pat for his strong leadership and support and wish him all the best in his upcoming retirement,” Dr. Boyd said. “I also extend my heartfelt appreciation to the Board of Directors for their rigor throughout the selection process and for this opportunity to serve as Rogers’ next president and CEO.”

The Board’s unanimous decision was based on Dr. Boyd’s extensive leadership with CEO experience in behavioral health, his passion and involvement at the national level in contributing to the direction of behavioral health, and his strategy and vision for elevating Rogers to the next level.

“The Board was incredibly impressed by the caliber of candidates and believe that John is the right individual to lead the Rogers organization into its next phase of growth,” said Board Chair Rick Andritsch. “We are extremely optimistic about the future of Rogers and our Mission under John’s leadership.”

Hammer will assist Dr. Boyd in transitioning to his new role over the next several months and will continue to serve in a consultative role focused on strategic planning and growth and development.

“I extend my 100% support to John and the senior leadership team during this period of transition,” Hammer said. “I hope the very best for John and wish him a long and successful tenure as our new leader. I am excited about the future of Rogers as we enter this next era of success.”

This summer marks Rogers’ 115th anniversary of providing life-changing mental health and addiction treatment for adults, adolescents, and children. Rogers will open an outpatient clinic this fall in Denver, bringing the system’s network to 10 states.

About Rogers Behavioral Health

Rogers Behavioral Health is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit provider of mental health and addiction services. Rogers offers evidence-based treatment for adults, children, and adolescents with depression and other mood disorders, eating disorders, addiction, OCD and anxiety disorders, trauma, and PTSD. In addition to a growing network of regional locations in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Washington, Rogers operates three inpatient behavioral health hospitals, 17 residential programs, and eight outpatient centers in Wisconsin. The System also includes Ladish Co. Foundation Center, home to Rogers Research Center, the Rogers Foundation, and the Ronald McDonald Family Room®. In addition, Rogers leads the nationwide WISE coalition with the goal of eliminating stigma related to mental health and substance use disorders. Learn more at

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