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2018 Outstanding Leader in the Field of Aging

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 3:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Aimee Steel has worked at Blueridge Vista Health and Wellness since August of 2016, shortly after the hospital opened. She currently serve as the Director of Clinical Services, overseeing all of our social services and therapy staff, programming/therapy services, and discharge planning.

She received her Masters in Social Work with certification in Trauma Informed Care from Northern Kentucky University in May of 2015. She has worked in the field of mental health for over 10 years and have worked specifically in the Geriatric Psychiatry field for two and half years in the acute inpatient setting. She absolutely loves working with people every day in any capacity. She has a passion for mental health, and feels that the geriatric population is a largely underserved subset of the mental health community. Her most favorite part of her role aside from working alongside an amazing team, is being able to identify what drives geriatric patients to success, decreases behaviors and therefore improves their overall quality of life when they leave to go back home.

Blueridge Vista Health and Wellness CEO, Ben Teitelbaum, shared his thoughts on Aimee’s greatest challenge and accomplishment over the last 2 ½ years, “Although Aimee lacked any prior leadership experience, she took on a brand new leadership role 2 1/2 years ago at Blueridge Vista, a brand new freestanding inpatient psychiatric hospital. She has met that challenge head-on, building a reliable, trustworthy, and impactful team of social workers and recreational therapists. In her role as Director of Clinical Services, Aimee has built a top-notch department, become an incredible asset as part of the senior leadership team in the hospital, and been the mainstay for the organization during its formative years. She has significantly improved the lives of hundreds of patients, and blossomed into a true clinical leader along the way.“

Aimee lives in Milan, Indiana with her husband Jeremiah and three children, Brayden, age 9, Ava, age 7, and Madelynn, age 3. As a family they thoroughly enjoy the outdoors and can often be found on the Ohio River fishing.

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