Raleigh’s Holly Hill Hospital names new CEO

Amanda Allen Johanson, new CEO of Holly Hill Hospital.
Amanda Allen Johanson, new CEO of Holly Hill Hospital.

Raleigh’s Holly Hill Hospital named Amanda Allen Johanson as chief executive officer.

Johanson, 36, has been the psychiatric hospital’s interim CEO since February and has worked for the system since 2013, when she joined as chief operating officer.

She is the ninth CEO in Holly Hill’s 39-year history, about a third of whom have been women.

Johanson, whose job title includes managing director, replaces Michael McDonald Jr., who had been Holly Hill’s CEO for four years. McDonald left Holly Hill earlier this year to become CEO at Friends Behavioral Health System in Philadelphia, where he previously worked for eight years.

Holly Hill opened in 1978 and has 228 beds at two locations, one for adults and the other for children. The hospital is building a third site that will open in 2018 with 32 adult inpatient psychiatric beds.

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