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Interim CEO for Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital named

Jun. 16, 2016, 2:05 PM

Armando Colombo, chief executive officer for Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, has been chosen to serve in the additional role of interim chief executive officer for the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital (VPH).

Armando Colombo
Armando Colombo

As interim CEO for VPH, Colombo succeeds Harsh Trivedi, M.D., MBA, who is leaving VUMC on June 30 to become the president and CEO of Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore. Trivedi was honored at a well-attended farewell reception yesterday.

Colombo will serve as the hospital’s interim CEO while an active search for a permanent successor continues to move forward.

“I want to express VUMC’s gratitude to Dr. Trivedi for the many contributions he has made to advance behavior health care. He leaves the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital in a strong position,” said C. Wright Pinson, MBA, M.D., deputy chief executive officer of VUMC and CEO of the Vanderbilt Health System.

“I also want to express my appreciation to Armando Colombo for his willingness to assume the additional leadership responsibilities associated with our Psychiatric Hospital and its ancillary behavioral health services. Since joining as the leader of Stallworth he has made important contributions to our leadership team and the hospital’s continuing success,” Pinson said. “His service will be valuable to the Vanderbilt Behavioral Health and the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital teams while we complete the search for a permanent CEO to serve an integral role within our health system, adding important and essential services to the full continuum of care we are able to provide for the region’s adult and pediatric patients.”

Vanderbilt Behavioral Health includes the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, Vanderbilt Psychiatry Outpatient Clinics, behavioral health services across the VUMC campus and school-based mental health programs in the community administered by Vanderbilt.

Prior to joining VUMC in 2015 as the CEO for Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital, Colombo served as chief executive officer for InterMedical Hospital of South Carolina. He has also served in leadership roles for facilities in Augusta, Georgia; Houston; Tallahassee, Florida; Sarasota, Florida; and Leesburg, Virginia.

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