New Greenhouse CEO Plans to Combat Drug Epidemic by Providing High-Quality Treatment
As the new chief executive officer of Greenhouse Treatment Center, Joel Klein understands the significance of his role in combatting the nation’s drug epidemic: giving those suffering with addiction the best chance of recovery by providing the highest quality treatment. Greenhouse’s commitment to clinical excellence is one of the main reasons Klein was inspired to take the position.
“I’m really focused on quality care and customer service,” Klein said. “I want Greenhouse to offer the best research-based program available for those struggling with drug and/or alcohol addiction.This includes a commitment to provide every client with compassionate care.”
Klein has dedicated his career to behavioral healthcare. He brings more than 35 years of professional experience to his new role. After starting as a psych tech, he transitioned into counseling with a focus on chemical addictions. His career path would eventually lead him into more leadership roles, most recently as the vice president of Tennova Healthcare Cleveland – a Community Health Systems’ facility in Tennessee.
“It’s always been a passion of mine to be back in the addictive disease arena where I started in the eighties,” Klein said. “To be able to care for those dealing with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders at the same time, in this type of healing environment, will allow me to have an even greater impact.”
Klein’s vast leadership experience has also given him a unique perspective on how to effectively lead Greenhouse into the future. Some of his career highlights include serving as the assistant administrator for a 30-bed psychiatric facility under the Community Health Systems umbrella, where he developed EAP programs for several Fortune 500 companies. He also spent 11 years leading teams across country as the CEO of several Universal Health Services facilities. In 2015, prior to his most recent VP position, he took on a new challenge as chief operating officer of a large psychiatric outpatient practice, integrating primary care medicine as part of a more holistic treatment approach to behavioral healthcare.
He started his new role as CEO of Greenhouse in May and said he is most looking forward to providing hope to the thousands of people in Dallas and beyond who are at the center of the nation’s drug epidemic.
“We need to give people hope that addiction is a disease that can be treated,” said Klein. “It’s so rewarding to see someone recovery. At Greenhouse we offer a full continuum of care to give them the best possible chance.”