Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital Welcomes New Director of Business Development and Admissions

MARYSVILLE, Wash. – (2019) – Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital announces Julian Thompson as the new Director of Business Development and Admissions. Thompson is joining the hospital from his previous position at Amerigroup in Seattle as the Clinical Director of Behavioral Health. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Salem State College, Thompson dedicated  25 years of experience that he brings to Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital.

“I am honored with the opportunity to work with a new facility and team at Smokey Point. I intend to set the bar high as a leader of compassionate behavioral health care here in Snohomish county,” says Thompson. “I have always held sacred the duty to advocate for my patients and to assure my entire team is mindful of how we are being perceived in everything we do for them. I strive against complacency, to assure that we provide a compassionate and caring experience placing the patients first.”

In 2001, Thompson earned his first award for distinction in health care, the Excellence in Nursing Practice Award, given by the National Honor Society of Nursing. Thompson went on to win the Partners in Excellence Award for leadership in developing the Code of Civility in 2010, while he was the Nurse Director of In-Patient Child Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital at North Shore Medical Center. Most recently, Thompson became a Certified Mental Health Professional in the State of Washington in 2016, a certification that notes his thorough understanding of the field’s regulations.

Outside of his extensive work in behavioral health, Thompson has taken on several responsibilities that emphasize his dedication to serving the community. In 2017, he became a graduate of the Snohomish County Signature Leadership, a nonprofit that focuses on county-specific leadership development. Thompson is also a member of the Parent Teacher Association at a local elementary school, where he is currently assisting in coordinating a silent auction fundraiser for cultural events.

With his vast knowledge and experience in behavioral healthcare, including five years serving Washington State patients, Thompson is well-prepared to take on the task of providing Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital with expert professional care.