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Peggy Cunningham Named New 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

Philadelphia, PA.

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

575-502- 0026

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