The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health Names New Chief Executive Officer

Greer, SC – The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Cavender to Chief Executive Officer of The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health, effective December 5, 2022. In this role, he is responsible for overall leadership and development of staff, direction of day-to-day operations and ensuring the delivery of high-quality health care.

Steve Cavender joins The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health after serving as CEO at multiple behavioral health hospitals. He brings with him more than 30 years of experience in behavioral health.

“I am excited to join The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health,” said Cavender. “We have a strong leadership team and excellent reputation in the community. I look forward to directing our facility toward a promising future while we continue to provide high-quality, patient-centered care.”

Steve earned his Master of Arts in Industrial Organizational Psychology and his Bachelor’s in Organizational Psychology.

Located at 2700 E. Phillips Road in Greer, South Carolina, The Carolina Center for Behavioral Health offers a variety of programs and services to meet the needs of the community. The 156-bed licensed facility includes both inpatient and outpatient programs for adolescents, adults, and senior adults for the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. Its Brain Stimulation Center offers Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) for clients suffering from chronic depression.

No-cost assessments are available 24/7 for those who may need help. More information can be found by calling The Carolina Center at 864-235-2335 or visiting

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