CEO Welcome

Michael S. McDonald Jr.

Welcome to Friends Hospital. For over 200 years, Friends Hospital’s name has been one of sanctuary and refuge for individuals seeking behavioral health treatment in the region.  I am proud to say that we are constantly evolving, growing and enriching our programs to continue in this tradition of providing excellent care.

It is our priority at Friends Hospital to offer our patients the treatment and resources needed to return to their communities as healthier individuals. To accomplish this goal I am joined by a team of clinical leaders who are experts in their field and share the vision and passion necessary to deliver the best possible programming and care. As a community resource, we also provide around the clock crisis services and assessments to ensure that those who need treatment of all levels of intensity can find appropriate placement.

We hope that our site provides you with the information you need as you search for help for yourself or a loved one. I invite you to contact us today with questions or to receive more information on our programs and treatment team.


Michael S. McDonald, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer – Managing Director