Granite Hills Hospital
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Jennifer Bergersen, MSW, CAPSW, Named CEO of new Granite Hills Hospital


By - Jun 14th, 2021 10:30 am
Jennifer Bergersen. Photo courtesy of Granite Hills Hospital.

Jennifer Bergersen. Photo courtesy of Granite Hills Hospital.

West Allis, WI – June 14, 2021 Jennifer Bergersen, MSW, CAPSW has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Granite Hills Hospital, effective June 7, 2021. Granite Hills Hospital is the new 120-bed behavioral health facility currently under construction at 1706 S. 68th Street. The hospital is expected to open in September 2021 in a phased approach. The new $33 million facility will serve adolescents, adults and older adults from around the region.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to lead this new, state-of-the-art behavioral health care hospital in Milwaukee,” says Granite Hills Hospital CEO Jennifer Bergersen. “Our approach will focus on our community and provide a safe, quality experience for those most in need who deserve excellent behavioral healthcare. I also look forward to building partnerships in our community to ensure greater access to care and excellent outcomes.”

Bergersen brings considerable behavioral health executive expertise to the role with more than 25 years of experience in the field. Most recently, she served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division (BHD) where she led BHD operations serving the community with a mission-focused performance-driven, cost-effective system of service delivery. She oversaw environment of care staff, emergency management, contract management, network development, information technology, acute (hospital), community outreach/education, policies and procedures and assessment and social services.

Prior to this, Bergersen held roles of increasing responsibility at BHD over the years 1999 through 2017 having served as Chief Clinical Officer, Chief Quality Officer, Associate Director Clinical Compliance, Director of Acute Inpatient Services, Integrated Service Coordinator, Psychiatric Social Service Supervisor and Psychiatric Social Worker.

Prior to that, Bergersen served as a Social Worker for Belwood Ltd. from 1996 through 1999.

Bergersen earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee; and her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology and Philosophy from St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. She has a certification as an Advanced Practice Social Worker by the state of Wisconsin.

She will represent Granite Hills Hospital at the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force and as a member of the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership.

About Granite Hills Hospital

Expected to open in September 2021, Granite Hills Hospital will offer high-quality, patient-centered care for the greater Milwaukee community. With a wide range of treatment services for adolescents, adults and older adults, our mission is to provide outcome-focused care. The new 120-bed facility will feature evidence-based treatment modalities and a multi-disciplinary team led by expert medical professionals. Click here to view images of the construction site progress. Learn more about the facility and Careers here 

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