Hudson Hires Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Alexandra Richards

Nov 16, 2023News

Salisbury, Md. – November 16, 2023 – Hudson Behavioral Health has hired Alexandra Richards, PMHNP-BC as its Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. This is a new role within the organization and will allow expanded prescribing and treatment services.

In her role at Hudson Behavioral Health, Richards will collaborate with both the clinical team, led by Director of Clinical Operations Susan Forrest, MSW, CAC-AD, and the mental health team, led by Psychiatrist Efigenio Leynes Bautista, MD. Richards will play a pivotal role in the opening of the new outpatient facility planned for early 2024.

“I first met Alexandra when she interned with us in 2021, and quickly realized how dedicated she is to the mental health field,” said Leslie Brown, CEO of Hudson Behavioral Health. “Our plans for the future are ambitious and exciting, and I know she will be an asset to our success.”

Richards received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Del Tech in 2018, and her Master of Science in nursing from Walden University in 2022. As part of her studies to become a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Richards interned at Lower Shore Clinic and Inspiration Health Services.

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.

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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.