Henderson Behavioral Health Sets March 31, 2012 Date for Gala

Fort Lauderdale, Florida (January 4, 2012) – On Saturday, March 31, 2012, Henderson Behavioral Health (HBH), will be holding a Disco-themed Gala at the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six.

The cocktail hour and silent auction begin at 6:30 p.m. for VIPs (7:00 p.m. for general attendees) and dinner and dancing are set for 8:00 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by “E Productions” and are certain to captivate guests with professional dancers and the ‘Saturday Nite Fever’ theme. Dress for the evening will be cocktail attire, but for the more adventurous, disco attire is gladly welcomed. Complimentary photos will be taken of each guest to commemorate the festivities.

HBH will be honoring President George Hanbury II & Chancellor Ray Ferrero of Nova Southeastern University (NSU) who had the following comments on their awards.

Chancellor Ferrero stated, “It’s an honor to be recognized by Henderson Behavioral Health, an organization which plays such a vital role in serving the special needs of so many people in our community for the past 58 years. It has been my pleasure to work on several boards with my good friend Dr. Steven Ronik, who has been the CEO of Henderson Behavioral Health for the past 15 years.”

George L. Hanbury II, NSU President said, “I accept this award on behalf of our students, faculty, and staff who Henderson Behavioral Health supports every day on our campus. Its service to NSU and the community-at-large is vital to the well-being of so many fine people in need. I am truly honored to be recognized alongside NSU Chancellor Ray Ferrero.”

Henderson CEO, Dr. Steven Ronik stated, “This year’s annual Gala is especially important to our organization. Our honorees, President Hanbury and Chancellor Ferrero of NSU, have been such strong supporters of our organization and mission. It really is a privilege and honor to recognize them both. We are expecting a record turnout for our event!”

For more information, sponsorship packages or tickets, please call Andria Nolan at 954-777-1624. We hope you will join us, this is event is sure to be a lot of fun for a worthy charity.

About Henderson Behavioral Health

Henderson Behavioral Health is the oldest and largest, community-based not-for-profit behavioral healthcare system in South Florida. Since 1953 Henderson has helped hundreds of thousands of children, adults and families. Last year alone, Henderson helped over 20,000 individuals, providing 600,000 services at 20 locations in South Florida. We strive to be a “community problem solver,” and have carefully and intentionally focused our efforts on some of Florida’s most urgent behavioral health and human services needs. In addition to providing the full-range of evidence-based behavioral healthcare services to all ages, Henderson is also committed to creating and managing a system of housing for adults and children. We operate over 650 housing units throughout the South Florida region; including supportive housing, permanent housing for those with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders, a safe-haven and emergency homeless shelter, residential treatment and group home care. Henderson Behavioral Health has distinguished itself both nationally and internationally as a center of teaching, learning and research. We train over 60 interns per year, including graduate psychology interns, social work interns, mental health counselor interns, and medical interns. We have recently been selected to participate in several national, NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health) research projects; including one of the original 57 sites for the CATIE trials (the nation’s first head-to-head comparison study of first and second generation anti-psychotic medications), and most recently the RAISE Study—also funded by NIMH. The RAISE study is arguably the most important research project addressing early psychosis and schizophrenia in the past 15 years. Henderson maintains a robust, data-driven quality improvement initiative, which measures each program and service for customer satisfaction, efficiency and effectiveness. Henderson maintains the highest level of CARF (Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accreditation, and has done so, continuously for twenty years.

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Updated 1/4/2012