Hudson Awarded “Best in Mental Health” by The Metropolitan Magazine

Dec 15, 2022News

Salisbury, Md. – December 15, 2022 – Hudson Behavioral Health is proud to be recognized by the readership of The Metropolitan Magazine for being the best mental healthcare provider on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. In addition to this honor, Dr. Efigenio Leynes Bautista, MD, the Psychiatrist at Hudson, was awarded “Best Psychiatrist” on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

As an addiction treatment program on the Eastern Shore, Hudson provides support for co-occurring disorders for clients who have an underlying and sometimes undiagnosed mental health disorder in addition to their addiction. The multi-disciplinary team includes counselors, a medical doctor, 24-hour medical staff, social workers, mental health therapists, and a psychiatrist.

“What an honor to be voted ‘Best in Mental Health’ by the readers of the Metropolitan Magazine,” said Leslie Brown, CEO of Hudson Behavioral Health. “For so long, mental health disorders were an obstacle to care. We recognize the direct correlation between substance use and mental health disorders, which is why we put such emphasis on treating co-occurring disorders at our facilities, addressing the needs of the mentally ill along with treating their substance abuse.”

Hudson has three mental health therapists on their residential campus, which offers medium- to high- intensity treatment for up to 60 days, and one mental health therapist for housing, which offers low-intensity residential treatment for up to one year. They also offer art therapy, yoga, and pet therapy to patients.

Hudson Psychiatrist Dr. Efigenio Leynes Bautista, MD awarded “Best Psychiatrist” on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Dr. Bautista has been the resident psychiatrist at Hudson Behavioral Health since 2005 and provides a social safety net for the community at many health organizations on the Eastern Shore. He has worked with individuals with co-occurring disorders his entire career and has extensive knowledge in treating individuals with complex diagnoses including substance-use disorders.

Dr. Bautista was educated at St. Thomas Aquinas College, School of Medicine and Surgery, and he also trained at the Manhattan State Hospital.

About Hudson Behavioral Health

Hudson Behavioral Health was founded in 1980 and is licensed to operate in both Maryland and Delaware. The nonprofit is accredited by The Joint Commission, receiving its Gold Seal of Approval. Learn more about Hudson’s innovative approach to recovery, behavioral health and wellness at Hudson Behavioral Health is an affiliate of Hudson Health Services, Inc.

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.