Centerstone Names Alicia Batson Regional Medical Authorityfor Adult Psychiatric Services in Davidson County

Nashville, Tenn.—Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization providing a wide range of mental health and addiction services, today announced that Alicia Batson, M.D., has been named Regional Medical Authority for Adult Psychiatric Services in Davidson County. In this role, Dr. Batson will provide leadership for Centerstone’s Davidson County-based medical teams who provide psychiatric services for adults.

“Dr. Batson is fully committed to ensuring that our patients receive state of the art psychiatric treatments that work,” said Karen Rhea, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for Centerstone. “Her commitment to providing excellent patient care along with her experience and expertise make her ideal for this leadership position.”

Batson has been a Psychiatrist for Centerstone for nearly two years. Previously, she served as Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, where she worked in Adult Primary Care and on the Psychiatric Consult Service at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Batson earned her medical degree from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis, Tenn. She completed the Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Combined Residency Program at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.

About Centerstone

Centerstone, a not-for-profit organization, has provided a wide range of mental health and addiction services to people of all ages for more than 50 years. Through more than 60 facilities and 170 partnership locations across Middle Tennessee, Centerstone serves more than 50,000 children, adolescents, adults and seniors each year. Centerstone is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). For more information about Centerstone, please call 888-291-4357 or explore our website: www.centerstone.org.