ASU’s Legacy Award Posthumously Recognizes Dr. Bob Bohanske, Southwest Behavioral & Health Services’ Chief of Clinical Services and Training
(PHOENIX – Aug. 11, 2022) For more than 20 years, Arizona State University has recognized top contributors to Arizona’s behavioral health community. At the 23rd Annual Summer Institute Behavioral Health Awards Gala held last month in Flagstaff, Ariz., the School of Social Work posthumously honored Dr. Bob Bohanske with its Legacy Award, in recognition of his lifelong career as a behavioral health leader. Bohanske passed away on Jan. 4, 2021. Southwest Behavioral & Health Services CEO Steven Sheets accepted the award on his behalf.
“Dr. Bob Bohanske, better known as Dr. Bob, served as our chief of clinical services and training for 25 years,” said Sheets. “Dr. Bob was instrumental in leading systemic changes in the behavioral health field throughout Arizona. He was focused on quality over quantity and truly cared about our staff and clients. He was an advocate for and with others on the important issues impacting the field of psychology. He was one of the greats.”
The Arizona Behavioral Health Awards are given to individuals and agencies throughout the state for their significant contributions to behavioral health care’s improvement, access, and impact. The individuals and organizations selected reflect the highest quality standards in delivering behavioral health services to the citizens of Arizona.
Added Sheets, “Dr. Bob was committed to ensuring the voice and choice of the members we serve was at the forefront of our work. He touched the hearts of many professionals working throughout the behavioral health system not only in Arizona but worldwide. His legacy will be carried forward as we continue to raise the bar in providing quality services to all people.”
About Southwest Behavioral & Health Services
Phoenix-based Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (SB&H) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides compassionate primary care, substance abuse, and mental health services that enhance lives and improve communities. Services include outpatient mental health treatment and psychiatric services, including medication monitoring; assistance for persons with addictions; intensive inpatient care for persons in crisis; residential housing, in-home and supported housing services; prevention services, community outreach, and school-based counseling; lifespan services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder; and four opioid replacement clinics. Southwest Behavioral & Health Services has locations throughout the greater Phoenix Metro area and in rural Maricopa, Gila, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai counties. For more information about SB&H programs, services, and ways to help, visit https://www.sbhservices.org/.