PEAK BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SERVICES ANNOUNCES PEGGY CUNNINGHAM AS CEO
(El Paso, TX— February 22, 2017) Peak Behavioral Health Services is excited to announce that
Peggy Cunningham has been appointed as Chief Executive Office as of February 20. She was
currently serving as Chief Operating Officer for Peak Behavioral since June 2016.
Cunningham has over 20 years’ experience and is considered a dynamic leader and a results-
oriented manager. Cunningham’s past experience includes a variety of roles to include: Chief
Operating Officer Red Rock Montevista Health System in Las Vegas, Director of Admissions,
Director of Clinical Services to name a few.
Vice President of Medical Services, Dr. Harry Silsby stated “We are not only happy for the
hospital, but for Peggy. She is an asset to the hospital and to the community.”
“I look forward to serving Peak Behavioral Health Services, New Mexico and El Paso and I am
honored to be chosen to lead such an outstanding healthcare organization. Peak Behavioral has
an excellent team dedicated to provide the highest quality service. It is an exciting time at Peak
Behavioral and I am happy to be a part of that.” stated Peggy Cunningham
Cunningham holds an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Benedictine University and
Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston—Clear Lake. She received her
Bachelor’s in Physical Education and Behavioral Science from Midland Lutheran College in
Fremont, Nebraska. Peggy has her Six Sigma Black Belt Certification from Villanova University in
Peggy is a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) from the National Board for Certified
Counselors, Inc. and Affiliates (NBCC). She is a Board Certified Professional Counselor (BCPC)
from the American Psychotherapy Association and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with
Supervisory Endorsement in Missouri and Texas. In addition to her licensures Peggy is a
member of ACHE, American College of Healthcare Executives, and a member of ASHRM,
American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.
Peak Behavioral Health Services is a 119-bed inpatient psychiatric bed hospital that is divided
into five inpatient programs tailored to meet the needs of adolescents, adults, seniors and
military/veterans. Peak also has partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs for
adolescents and adults.
Contact: Kara Gaylord