Hooked on treatment

U.S. Labor Dept. sues BBH over failure to produce records

8:54 PM EDT, November 2, 2011

U.S. Labor Dept. sues BBH over failure to produce records

The U.S. Department of Labor is suing Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. and Chief Executive William "Kris" Hathaway for allegedly failing to turn over payroll and retirement account records that had been demanded by federal investigators, the agency announced Wednesday.

8:51 PM EDT, May 12, 2011

City mental health clinic in default on bank loans

One of Baltimore's largest providers of drug treatment services is in default on loans of up to $2.5 million, its bank says, raising questions about the financial well-being of a clinic that treats hundreds of addicts in the city.

12:39 AM EST, February 11, 2011

Feds open inquiry into city clinic's employee retirement plan

The U.S. Department of Labor has opened an inquiry into the employee retirement plan of a taxpayer-funded mental health clinic in Baltimore after former workers said money deducted from their paychecks as far back as 2009 never reached their retirement plan accounts.

Health chief lays out revamped oversight for addiction and mental health clinics

8:07 PM EST, January 20, 2011

Health chief lays out revamped oversight for addiction and mental health clinics

The state's top health official laid out new oversight measures Thursday aimed at better policing taxpayer-funded drug treatment and mental health providers.

BBH employed doctor convicted of Medicaid fraud

10:16 PM EST, November 22, 2010

BBH employed doctor convicted of Medicaid fraud

Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. is under investigation by the state's health inspector general for employing a psychiatrist who had been convicted several years earlier of Medicaid fraud.

Family members leave BBH board

9:01 PM EST, November 15, 2010

Family members leave BBH board

Under pressure from state regulators, Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. has shaken up its corporate structure by taking away the voting rights of six family members who have long sat on the nonprofit mental health clinic's eight-seat board of directors.

Md. lawmakers to examine Baltimore mental health clinic

8:29 PM EST, November 10, 2010

Md. lawmakers to examine Baltimore mental health clinic

Maryland lawmakers plan to examine the operations of a Baltimore mental health clinic in the wake of an investigation by The Baltimore Sun that revealed high Medicaid billings, and a state regulator said six family members on the nonprofit's board must relinquish voting authority to comply with state law.

State health chief pledges to safeguard public mental health dollars

9:18 PM EST, November 8, 2010

State health chief pledges to safeguard public mental health dollars

Maryland's top health official said Monday that his agency would do all it can to ensure that scarce mental health resources are spent properly after a Baltimore Sun investigation into Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. uncovered the nonprofit clinic's large Medicaid billings and other concerns.

Hooked on treatment: Marylanders pay clinic millions, but diagnoses questionable

1:46 AM EDT, November 7, 2010

Hooked on treatment: Marylanders pay clinic millions, but diagnoses questionable

Kevin Brown knew he was hooked on crack cocaine. That was obvious each time he set off on another smoking binge. But Brown says he never imagined that he also suffered from a mental illness until he walked into Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc.

Addicts put in charge, drug use common in BBH housing

6:59 PM EST, November 7, 2010

Addicts put in charge, drug use common in BBH housing

Second of two parts; read the first part

7:14 PM EST, November 30, 2011

BBH says it has given requested documents to federal investigators

Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. says it has handed over some documents demanded by the federal government as part of an investigation into alleged shortfalls in the retirement plan at the West Pratt Street mental health clinic.

City mental health clinic having trouble meeting payroll

5:31 PM EDT, September 15, 2011

City mental health clinic having trouble meeting payroll

Employees of the West Baltimore mental health and substance abuse clinic Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. have complained of bounced paychecks in recent weeks, and state health officials say they are monitoring to make sure patient care doesn't suffer as a result of low morale among the staff.

7:31 PM EDT, July 27, 2011

Lawsuit alleges BBH chief executive 'diverted and stole' employee retirement contributions

A staff member at Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. has filed a lawsuit against the private clinic in Southwest Baltimore, alleging that officials there "diverted and stole" thousands of dollars from employees by failing to deposit payroll deductions into their retirement and disability plans.

7:20 PM EST, January 5, 2012

BBH sells W. Pratt Street campus for $3 million

Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc. has sold its West Pratt Street campus to an affiliate of the Abell Foundation for $3 million, according to a recently filed deed, a move that the struggling mental health clinic had long sought as a way to help stabilize its finances.

Longtime BBH executive laid off by clinic board

5:56 PM EDT, May 17, 2012

Longtime BBH executive laid off by clinic board

The directors of Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc., a major drug treatment provider in Baltimore, have laid off longtime executive William "Kris" Hathaway, as the once high-flying nonprofit continues to cut costs.

Family finds that helping others pays handsomely

1:46 AM EDT, November 7, 2010

Family finds that helping others pays handsomely

Morris and Sandra Hill sit atop a corporate ladder fashioned from their own family tree.

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