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February 4, 2019


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Maryland Health Department Announces Marian Fogan to Lead Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup


Baltimore, MD – Maryland Department of Health Secretary Robert R. Neall and Dr. Barbara Bazron, deputy secretary for the Behavioral Health Administration (BHA), have announced Marian Fogan will assume the role of chief executive officer of the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center (CTPHC) in Jessup.


Fogan has served as acting CEO of Maryland’s 289-bed forensic psychiatric hospital since September 2018. Currently, the hospital has a census of 287 patients.


“We are confident Marian is the right person for this important role. Her depth of experience in the field and dedication to this facility are unmatched,” said Neall.


“Marian’s leadership and broad clinical background set her apart. She has spent her career in a variety of settings, including acute care, sub-acute care, psychiatry, education and out-patient rehabilitation. I know she will excel in her role at Perkins,” said Bazron.


Fogan has nearly two decades of experience as an occupational therapist and administrator. She worked as a staff occupational therapist at the State University of New York in Syracuse and as a senior occupational therapist for Kennedy Krieger institute in Baltimore. She first served as rehabilitation services director for Clifton T. Perkins starting in 2012, later becoming chief operating officer in November 2017.


“It is a privilege to serve as chief executive officer at Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center. There are a number of significant challenges related to providing such unique services. I believe these challenges can be addressed through our strengths, which include some of the most phenomenal employees in the state, productive collaboration with the regional hospitals, strong support from the Behavioral Health Administration, and our bottom line commitment to patient care,” said Fogan.


She continued: “Perkins has already begun the transition to a positive work culture. In keeping with transitions, we will continue to refine our systems to improve safety, staff engagement, accountability, efficient operations and patient services. I look forward to our journey towards becoming a center of excellence and innovation.”


Fogan has written professionally and lectured about mental health therapies and protocols throughout her career. She received a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

CTPHC is a BHA facility within the Maryland Department of Health, providing pretrial evaluations of defendants referred by the court system, assessments and treatment for all patients, and maximum-security custody of patients to ensure public safety. CTPHC, which opened in 1960, is a maximum-security facility, receiving patients requiring psychiatric evaluation who have been accused of felonies.

CTPHC provides treatment to offenders who have been determined to be not-criminally-responsible or incompetent to stand trial. CTPHC also accepts by transfer felony inmates from correctional facilities who meet the criteria for involuntary commitment. Additionally, CTPHC accepts patients from other state psychiatric hospitals whose behavior is violent or aggressive.



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