Bradley joins MillCreek
Dec 1, 2011 1:00 AMRonald H. Bradley, D.O., Ph.D. has recently joined Millcreek Community Hospital as the Chief of Psychiatric Services and Psychiatric Residency Director. Bradley comes from Lansing, Michigan where he has built a prolific career in psychiatric practice as well as healthcare administration. He has proven to be a dynamic leader in program development, an expert in multiple psychiatric fields, and a firm believer in the osteopathic principles.
Bradley completed his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 1984 at MSUCOM. He then completed a rotating internship at Lansing General Hospital and a residency in Psychiatry at the University of Michigan Medical Center. During this time he specialized in substance abuse and became interested in chronic pain.
After completing his residency, Bradley became the Psychiatric Medical Director of a 38 bed residential treatment center at Lansing General Hospital. There he started a program for pregnant Hispanic addicted women. He was the associate medical director of the geropsychiatry unit at Ingham Regional Medical Center. He also treated chronic pain patients and became certified by the American Academy of Pain Management in 1990.
Most recently, Bradley has worked in private practice treating a full spectrum of patients including psychiatric, substance abuse and chronic pain. Bradley served as medical director of HealthPlus of Michigan, an HMO with five insurance products. Under his leadership, HealthPlus transitioned from being the worst HMO in Michigan to the third best in the country based on NCQA ratings of excellence and distinction. Bradley also led the implementation of the universal release of Medicaid information in Michigan. This streamlined coordination of care, increased cost effectiveness and reduced duplication of work throughout the state. Ultimately it made care for accessible for Medicaid patients in Michigan and made Michigan a nationwide-leader in Medicaid administration.
Bradley will draw on his variety of experiences in Michigan as he further develops the MCH psychiatry department. He intends to develop fellowship programs in child psychiatry, addiction medicine, chronic pain management and geriatric psychiatry. Bradley also plans to initiate clinical trials on units four and five. This will bring state-of-the-art medication therapies to patients and valuable research dollars to the hospital. A strong proponent of evidence-based medicine, Bradley will use electronic medical records to improve utilization management, demonstrate evidence-based medicine and increase reimbursements to the hospital.
Board certified in both addiction medicine and pain management, Bradley hopes to start a self-funding pain management and addiction outpatient clinic. The addiction medicine portion of the clinic will function as both a step-down program and feeder program for the existing Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Unit. The clinic will give residents an opportunity to gain pain management and addiction medicine experience in an outpatient setting.
Bradley approaches his role at Millcreek with great enthusiasm. He is excited to work in an osteopathic hospital that has child, adult and geriatric psychiatry and addiction medicine in one building. Of the nine osteopathic psychiatry residencies in the country, Millcreek’s is the only stand-alone osteopathic program. Bradley feels that MCH is the best place to develop his career by turning the psychiatry program into one of the best in the country.