This is a  staff list for Coastal Harbor Treatment Center in Savannah, GA

(a.k.a. Coastal Harbor Behavioral Health, UHS, Universal Health Services,)

(we are working to acquire the complete records for ALL years)

 

We advise current and/or former staff to report any abuses you may have witnessed while working at Coastal Harbor Treatment Center.  For information on your rights and how to take action, visit www.heal-online.org/blowthewhistle.htm.  If you were fired or forced to resign because you opposed any illegal and/or unethical practices at Coastal Harbor Treatment Center, you have the right to take action. 

 

If you were harmed (family or survivor) by Coastal Harbor Treatment Center, please contact info@heal-online.org if you remember the long-term employees and from which years.  This will help!   Also, if you recognize any of these staff as having worked at another program, please send in any information about their past or present employment at other facilities and/or cults.

 

Name

Unit/Position

Additional Information
(Dr.) Ray Heckerman CEO/ Before coming to Coastal Harbor, he was Vice President of Sunshine Youth Services in Florida, Vice President of Operations at Magellan Health Services and CEO of Charter Behavioral Health System in Jacksonville, Florida.  Ray worked with the state of Florida as a teacher and later "provided oversight" of the state’s mental health services for children.  Heckerman is not a licensed mental health professional in GA.  Source: http://verify.sos.ga.gov/websites/verification/SearchResults.aspx   Heckerman is not a licensed medical professional in GA.  Source: https://services.georgia.gov/dch/mebs/startSearch.do
(Dr.) Edward Merves Medical Director His professional experiences include holding the title of Director of the Children's Unit for Charter Psychiatric Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, Chief of the Child Psychiatry Service at Fort Stewart, Georgia...  Merves is not a licensed mental health professional in GA.  Source: http://verify.sos.ga.gov/websites/verification/SearchResults.aspx   Merves is a licensed medical doctor and has been since 1971.  Physician's Name: Edward Merves   License 31476  Source: https://services.georgia.gov/dch/mebs/performSearch.do
(Dr.) Chrissie Clure Attending Physician Clure is not a licensed mental health professional in GA.  Source: http://verify.sos.ga.gov/websites/verification/SearchResults.aspx   Clure is a licensed medical doctor and has been since 2000.  Source: https://services.georgia.gov/dch/mebs/performSearch.do
(Dr.) Manoj K. Dass Attending Physician Manoj K. Dass received his M.D. from the Institute of Medicine in Mandalay, Burma with a specialty in psychiatry.  He worked as Psychiatric Consultant for Gateway Mental Health Clinic and as the Medical Director of Admissions at Georgia Regional Hospital in Savannah.  Dass is not a licensed mental health professional in GA.  Source: http://verify.sos.ga.gov/websites/verification/SearchResults.aspx   Dass is a licensed medical doctor and has been since 1981.  Source: https://services.georgia.gov/dch/mebs/performSearch.do
(Dr.) Arnold Negrin Psychiatrist He received his M.D. from Universidad Central Del Este in the Dominican Republic in 1984.   Dr. Negrin has served as a Consulting Psychiatrist for the Georgia State Prison and the Claxton Detention Center in Claxton, Georgia and was also the Psychiatric Director as well as Medical Director for Charter of Savannah. Negrin is not a licensed mental health professional in GA.  Source: http://verify.sos.ga.gov/websites/verification/SearchResults.aspx  Negrin is a licensed medical doctor and has been since 1989.  Source: https://services.georgia.gov/dch/mebs/performSearch.do
(Dr.) Khoa Vo Psychiatrist Vo is not a licensed mental health professional in GA.  Source: http://verify.sos.ga.gov/websites/verification/SearchResults.aspx  Vo is a licensed medical doctor and has been since 2005.  Source: https://services.georgia.gov/dch/mebs/performSearch.do
Deena Schwabe Admissions Schwabe is not a licensed mental health professional in GA.  Source: http://verify.sos.ga.gov/websites/verification/SearchResults.aspx 
David Melear Former COO Melear was also the CEO of Provo Canyon School in 2007.  Melear is not a licensed mental health professional in GA.  Source: http://verify.sos.ga.gov/websites/verification/SearchResults.aspx  Melear is not a licensed medical professional in GA.  Source: https://services.georgia.gov/dch/mebs/performSearch.do 
(Dr.) Reemon Bishara Staff Bishara is not a licensed mental health professional in GA.  Source: http://verify.sos.ga.gov/websites/verification/SearchResults.aspx   Bishara is a licensed medical doctor and has been since 2009.  Source: https://services.georgia.gov/dch/mebs/performSearch.do
(Dr.) David Dobson Staff Dobson is not a licensed mental health professional in GA.  Source: http://verify.sos.ga.gov/websites/verification/SearchResults.aspx   There is a David L. Dobson (appears to be a different person as Coastal Harbor is not listed at current or former places of practice) that is a licensed medical doctor in GA and has been since 2005.  Source: https://services.georgia.gov/dch/mebs/performSearch.do 
HEAL is in the process of reviewing the enrollment materials for Coastal Harbor Treatment Center.  We have already reviewed and have found problems with other UHS enrollment materials including the Boulder Creek Academy Application.
Article: Violations and Problems at UHS, Inc. Owned Facilities
HEAL Report-- Provo Canyon School, Another UHS, Inc. Program
HEAL found no record of Coastal Harbor Treatment Center, Coastal Harbor Behavioral Health, nor Universal Health Services to hold any business licenses in Georgia.  This is a serious red flag.  Source: http://verify.sos.ga.gov/websites/verification/

Licensee Information

Name: Universal Health Services, Inc. Owner:
 

Primary Source License Information

Lic #: SCCORD003612 Profession: Securities Type: Coordination
Secondary:
Status: Registration Terminated Issued: Expires: 2/9/1984
Last Renewal Date:
Method: Application From State/Prov:

This information is current as of JUN 03, 2014 . However, unanticipated delays in updates, new data fields being incomplete, lack of notification by the facility, or inadvertent omissions may affect the timeliness of the data.

COASTAL HARBOR TREATMENT CENTER (PRTF)

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Basic Information:
1150 Cornell Avenue

Savannah, GA 31406-

Chatham County

Telephone: 9123543911, FAX: 9123551336

Mailing Address:
1150 Cornell Avenue

 

Savannah , GA 31406-

Additional Information:
Accreditation Status: Unknown

Administrator: Mr. RAYMOND HECKERMAN

Title:


COASTAL HARBOR TREATMENT CENTER

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Basic Information:
COASTAL HARBOR TREATMENT CENTER
1150 CORNELL AVENUE
SAVANNAH, GA 31406-
Telephone: 9123543911 FAX:

Mailing Address:
1150 CORNELL AVENUE
SAVANNAH , GA 31406
Additional Information:
Accreditation Status: Unknown
Administrator: Mr. RAYMOND HECKERMAN
Title:
Services Provided
Emergency Shelter Adoption
Foster Care Title VI
Independent Living  
Licensed Capacity:
  Unknown
 

Inspection Summary Report
If you click on either the "PDF" or "HTML" format under "View Report?, " the screen will display a detailed description of the survey inspection report for the rule violations, if any, that were identified when licensing staff conducted either a regular on-site survey, an investigation or a follow- up inspection on that date. When viewing the details of the inspection report, you can obtain additional information about what the report means by clicking on "More Information" which appears at the bottom of each page of the report.

Dates of Inspection
Type of Inspection
Violation Found?
Initiated by Facility?
View Report?
06/26/2013
Investigation
YES
YES
03/05/2013
Investigation
YES
YES
01/22/2013
Annual Inspection
YES
YES
12/07/2012
Investigation
NO
NO
         

(Special Note:  Documents linked under "View Report" Above have been saved by HEAL.  If links no longer work, please e-mail us for the information.



Source: http://167.193.144.247/facsearchs.asp

It appears to be licensed, but, not the residential treatment/psychiatric/etc. arms of the program are not regulated at all.  Only the foster care family placements through this program are regulated in any capacity.  This is a serious concern.

 *(Coastal Harbor Treatment Center, like many other programs in this industry, keeps a "tight lid" on any specific information regarding their staff, qualifications, and practices.  Please contact us with the names of any staff of which you have firsthand knowledge or experience.  Thank you for your help.)

 Last Updated: June 4th, 2014

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