2023 Year in Review

Feb 23, 2024Blog

Let’s take a look back at everything our organization and staff accomplished in 2023.

We tallied 35,338 patient days in 2023, and drove 101,560 miles throughout the year to bring patients to our facilities and take them to doctors appointments, court, and their jobs. We believe in doing everything possible to help patients succeed in their recovery journey. Often when patients enter our care, they don’t have a change of clothes, shoes, or money for co-pays on their personal medication. Last year we spent $12,491 on activities and clothing for patients and $5,115 on personal medication co-pays.

Staff Achievements

Our organization grew as we welcomed our new Director of Clinical Operations, Susan Forrest.  We also hired Alexandra Richards, PMHNP-BC as our Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. This is a new role within the organization and will allow expanded prescribing and treatment services.

Three new members joined our Board of Directors in 2023. Tina Simmons, R.N. serves as the director of population health at Atlantic General Hospital and was involved with the opening of the Worcester County walk-in behavioral health crisis center. Meredith Mears, a commercial real estate agent and economic development specialist, has assisted Hudson with growth and expansion opportunities over the last several years. Jordan Cropper is a teacher and pastor at Sonrise Church in Berlin, Md and he leads the Celebrate Recovery ministry, a program to help participants overcome hurts, hang-ups, and habits.

Community Involvement

Not only do we work every day to provide vital treatment and recovery services to our community, but our staff and leadership also stay involved in community events throughout the year. It was a family affair when Shiela Pullen (Dir. of Admissions), Kelly Pullen (Dir. of Environmental Services), Alex Pullen (Marketing & Community Liaison) and his wife Tori volunteered at God’s Kitchen serving meals to the homeless.

In May, BLF Enterprises LLC and the Justin Armstrong Foundation hosted their annual softball tournament to benefit scholarship beds at Hudson. They raised over $5,000 to help uninsured individuals receive life-saving treatment. June was a big month for Salisbury as they hosted parades for Pride Month and Juneteenth, and the Hudson team sponsored both events and participated in the parades. 

Brandywine Counseling and Community Services hosted their annual Recovery Month Softball Tournament in Georgetown, Delaware in September and the Hudson team took home the trophy!  

Facility Expansion

The need for recovery treatment continues to grow in our area, and in response we opened our sixth level 3.1 treatment house in Salisbury. The newly renovated home provides treatment for ten men for up to one year. 

A lot can be accomplished in just 365 days, and we are already hard at work on making 2024 as successful a year as 2023 was! Keep up with everything we’re working on by following us on Facebook @hudsonbehavioralhealth.

The Pullen family volunteering at God’s Kitchen

BLF Enterprises and the Justin Armstrong Foundation raised over $5,000 for Hudson scholarships beds at their annual softball tournament

Hudson staff participating in the Pride Parade

The Hudson team celebrating their win at the annual Recovery Month Softball Tournament in Georgetown

About us

Hudson Behavioral Health was formed in 1980 (as Hudson Health Services, Inc.) to bring the first residential recovery program to the Eastern Shore. Today, thousands of patients later, we remain the leader in recovery programs and resources, with our staff of 100 committed to serving each patient as an individual.