Listen, Mental Health Matters: Shannon Sale and Anne Hernandez, Grady Health System

Shannon Sale, Brian Giebink and Anne Hernandez
HDR's Brian Giebink visits Grady Health System's Shannon Sale and Anne Hernandez as part of the special podcast series 'Listen, Mental Health Matters.'

In the third episode of “Listen, Mental Health Matters,” Brian Giebink, HDR’s behavioral and mental health practice lead, talks with Grady Health System’s Shannon Sale, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, and Anne Hernandez, vice president of behavioral health. Their discussion explores strategies they’ve implemented to improve access to behavioral health care, including integration with existing specialty centers and new outpatient centers, as well as the creation of an employee resiliency clinic. Through these strategies they have progressed their mission to address the social determinants of health beyond the care environment with programs to address housing, community partnerships and more.


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Brian Giebink is the behavioral and mental health practice lead. He has served as the mental health expert on numerous projects around the world and is passionate about creating transformational mental health facilities that foster recovery, independence and a sense of community. He believes that listening is the first step toward shaping a better future for mental health care. More about Brian

Shannon Sale joined Grady Health System in 2012. As chief strategy officer, she works to identify areas of opportunity and execute strategies for growth, while also focusing on the acute, ambulatory, and non-acute functions and facilities. Sale is a graduate of Wake Forest and earned her Master of Health Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Anne Hernandez has worked at Grady Health System for 10 years, where she serves as the vice president of behavioral health. Her career has been dedicated to the underserved and people who experience behavioral health challenges. Anne obtained her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Alabama and is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Georgia.

Credits: Produced by Danny Sullivan and John Tourek. Special thanks to Ashley Tucker and Troy Parks.