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Jayne Van Bramer has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital, effective November 27, 2017. Van Bramer will lead the new 126-bed behavioral health facility which is currently under construction and expected to open in the summer of 2018, greatly expanding access to inpatient and outpatient mental-health treatment for the region.

Van Bramer recently served as the Vice President of Behavioral Health at Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, where she led the revitalization of the behavioral health service by increasing patient census, enhancing recovery oriented programming and practices, improving patient and family satisfaction scores, strengthening key quality indicators and enhancing community suicide prevention efforts and police Crisis Intervention Training. In this role, Van Bramer improved the facility’s credibility with the community, expanded working relationships with local universities and was appointed to the national Corporate Behavioral Health Council. 

As a result of her leadership, Brandywine Hospital held the first state licensing survey with zero deficiencies since the program’s inception.

From 2013 to 2015, Van Bramer served as Senior Associate Commissioner for the Child and Adult State Operations for the New York State Office of Mental Health in Albany, NY. In this role, Van Bramer oversaw budget management for State Operations of $89 million, over 10,000 employees, over 25,000 individuals in care, and 19 State Hospital Executive Directors. While there, Van Bramer improved outcomes related to suicide prevention, continuity of care, length of stay, engagement and health and wellness. In addition, she ensured the adoption and delivery of evidence-based treatment, care and trauma-informed practices. 

Prior to that, Van Bramer served in roles of increasing responsibility for the New York State Office of Mental Health including serving as Senior Associate Commissioner for Adult State Operations; Division Director for Quality Management; Director for Quality Improvement; Director for Quality Assurance; and the Director of Program Evaluation.

“I am pleased to welcome Jayne to Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital and to the Lancaster community,” said Debbie Osteen, President, Behavioral Health Division, Universal Health Services. “She brings a strong track record of positive patient outcomes, leadership and operational capabilities to the team. I am confident her experience both at Brandywine Hospital and at the New York State Office of Mental Health will be invaluable in helping us continue in our mission of providing exceptional mental health care to the residents of Lancaster.”

“We are excited for Jayne’s extensive expertise in successfully leading a complex facility like this, consistent with our high standards,” said Jan Bergen, President & CEO, Lancaster General Health/Penn Medicine. “She will serve as a true champion for the growing and diverse range of essential behavioral-health services we’re bringing to our region.”

Van Bramer earned her Master’s of Arts in Psychology from the State University of New York College at Oswego, her Master’s of Arts with distinction in Applied Research and Evaluation from Hofstra University in New York, and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Binghamton.  She has three grown children living in the Philadelphia area. 

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