Changes Are Afoot at Hazelden

Paul Mueller assumes the reins as chief operating officer, a new function for the firm

By Jason Langendorf

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation very last 7 days declared the employing of Paul Mueller, a consultant with the organization because early 2022, as its main functioning officer.

Paul Mueller

Mueller measures into the position of COO, a new function at Hazelden Betty Ford, just after serving almost 30 many years with Rogers Behavioral Well being. The chief executive officer at Rogers Memorial Hospital, in Oconomowoc, Wis., for most of the former ten years, Mueller had served as main working officer of the hospital’s parent organization for the 10 many years prior. He also had worked as a advertising and marketing and solution development chief for Rogers Behavioral Overall health, just one of the biggest nonprofit overall health devices in the place.

“I am enthusiastic and honored to utilize my health care working experience to Hazelden Betty Ford’s mission of helping additional folks triumph over addiction and mental health situations,” Mueller said. “As a marketing consultant and observer over the previous six months, I’ve seen firsthand how wise, experienced and passionate our employees are, and how significantly opportunity we have to increase our get to and go after our vision of empowering recovery and very well-being for all.”

Mueller’s demand at Hazelden Betty Ford will be accelerating progress in mental wellbeing, relatives and addiction remedy services, according to president and CEO Joseph Lee, MD.

“In my time functioning with Paul as a specialist, I have located him to be principled, hardworking and knowledge-pushed.”

—Hazelden CEO Joseph Lee

“Paul has verified he is a single of the greatest behavioral health care executives in the state,” reported Lee. “He has a great monitor history of encouraging businesses mature to provide more individuals, and his experience will be priceless as we create the future chapter in Hazelden Betty Ford’s tale, performing collectively to usher in a new era of targeted advancement, operational excellence and individual-centered innovation.”

Mueller’s history and regions of knowledge need to serve him well in the new role. With a long time of executive-amount working experience in a foremost well being process and an advanced management certificate from the University of Chicago Enterprise University (with an emphasis on establishing and utilizing growth techniques), Mueller is positioned to oversee Hazelden Betty Ford’s expansion and scaling initiatives.

“In my time operating with Paul as a consultant, I have found him to be principled, hardworking and data-pushed,” said Lee. “He’s a listener and bridge builder, and passionate about improving the excellent of existence for sufferers and their households.”