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NC Department of Health and Human Services

Thomas Mahle Named Director of Broughton Hospital

Release Date: August 7, 2007
Contact: Tom Lawrence, 919-733-9190

MORGANTON – N.C. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dempsey Benton today announced the appointment of Thomas J. Mahle as Director of Broughton Hospital in Morganton. He will begin his duties on August 25.

“Mr. Mahle brings with him 18 years of broad experience in health care management and service delivery which we know will greatly benefit Broughton Hospital and its patient population,” said Benton. “He has served at all levels in psychiatric service delivery including two years early in his career as a mental health technician in a psychiatric hospital providing general adult and chemical dependency services.”

Mahle’s career includes seven years as Director of Behavioral Medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center/Miami Heart Institute in Miami Beach, FL. His experience at Mount Sinai included serving as administrator of its 99-bed inpatient psychiatric unit, administrative director for the Alzheimer/ Memory Clinic, and administrator for the Department of Psychiatry/Psychology.  Mahle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Kings College in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.

Dr. Art Robarge, interim director at Broughton, will return to his previous position as Director of J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton.  Benton praised Robarge for having provided outstanding leadership for Broughton during his tenure. The hospital regained CMS certification under Robarge’s leadership.




Updated: August 7, 2008