'Ohana Health Plan names medical director of behavioral health

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Kapolei, Hawaii-based 'Ohana Health Plan named Michael McGrath, MD, as the insurer's behavioral health medical director, according to an Aug. 30 press release.

Dr. McGrath will lead 'Ohana's community care services program, which delivers behavioral health services to Medicaid-eligible adults with a severe or severe and persistent mental illness, according to the announcement.

The program is run through a partnership with the Hawaii Department of Human Services, Med-QUEST Division and has been the only such program in the state since 2013. 

Dr. McGrath founded and led Recovery Enhanced Medicine Institute, which provides recovery services for patients with opioid-related disorders. He also holds executive positions at Kona Community Hospital, Ohana Addiction Treatment Center and Stepstone Connect's Intensive Outpatient Telehealth Treatment Program.

"Dr. McGrath is a highly accomplished physician leader with more than 25 years of behavioral healthcare experience," said Sherie Smalley, MD, 'Ohana Health Plan's CMO. "His leadership will be critical as we continue to deliver high-quality behavioral healthcare services to those populations most in need across Hawaii."

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