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MiraVista Names Dennis Gober Chief Operating Officer

HOLYOKE — Dennis Gober, a longtime executive in hospital management, has been named chief operating officer of MiraVista Behavioral Health Center.

Gober served previously as CEO in Oklahoma of Cedar Ridge Behavioral Hospital, whose campus in Oklahoma City provides inpatient psychiatric and residential services to children and adolescents, and its Bethany campus, which serves the mental-health needs of adults. Cedar Ridge is part of Universal Health Services, one of the largest providers of hospital and healthcare services in the country.

Gober, who holds a master’s degree in community counseling, has held several other senior-level positions, CEO for Acadia Healthcare’s Rolling Hills Hospital in Ada, Okla., which provides mental-health and substance-use services for adolescents, adults, and seniors, and division director of community-based youth services for the state of Oklahoma. As a licensed behavioral practioner, Gober also served as the Director of the Community Works’ Norman Academy Day Treatment Program leading treatment teams, and providing individual, group, and family therapy.

“Dennis brings decades of industry-related experience and expertise in both mental health and substance use,” said Fran Sauvageau, CEO of MiraVista and TaraVista Behavioral Health Centers. “His track record, skill sets, and leadership will serve us well as we expand inpatient psychiatric treatment for adults and adolescents, as well as our outpatient substance-use recovery programs. MiraVista is a critical component in the Commonwealth’s ability to address the mental-health and recovery needs of residents throughout the state, and we look forward to Dennis’ contributions to our strategic growth and continued excellence in our delivery of patient care.”

Gober received a master of education degree in community counseling and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma.