BHN’s VP of Integration Receives Statewide Award

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Springfield—Jessica DeFlumer-Trapp, Vice President of Integration at Behavioral Health Network (BHN), recently received the Excellence in Care Integration Award at the Association for Behavioral Health’s (ABH) annual “Salute to Excellence” event.  

In the two years that Jessica has served at BHN, she has been guiding the organization’s dramatic growth in medical integration and care management. Strategies to integrate behavioral and physical health are at the forefront of healthcare in BHN’s service area and in the nation. As BHN’s Vice President managing behavioral and physical health integration, Jessica is guiding new initiatives related to integration and population health. Jessica was recognized by ABH for her ability to understand trends at the macro level as it relates to the evolving landscape in behavioral health, and bring concept and strategy to the implementation level.

Prior to her current position, Jessica, a South Hadley resident, served as BHN’s Senior Program Manager of Population Health where she charted the overall course of BHN’s population health initiative, working closely with those in the areas of care management, pharmacy, health and wellness.

According to Kathy Wilson, BHN President and CEO, “Jessica embodies the values representative of the award based on her deep commitment to advancing behavioral health for the people and communities we serve. She has emerged as a leader within the behavioral health field and at Behavioral Health Network. She is passionate about our work, is an eager learner, is humble and values equally the people she works with and the communities we serve.”

BHN has been providing behavioral health services to children and families in Western Massachusetts since 1938. The agency provides community-based services that include innovative, integrated whole-health models as well as traditional clinical and outpatient and therapeutic services, day treatment, addiction services, crisis intervention and residential supports.