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Division of Hospital Services

John R. Arredondo
Assistant Commissioner of Hospital Services Division

Since May, 2011, John R. Arredondo has served as the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services's Assistant Commissioner of Hospital Services. The re-establishment of this assistant commissioner position within the department reflects Commissioner Varney's commitment to the delivery of quality inpatient services and effective management at our state regional mental health hospitals.
John's professional experience includes administering complex state government programs, business development in both the private and public sector, strategic planning, and problem-solving initiatives.

He has accreditation experience with JCAHO and CARF standards, and management experience in corrections healthcare and hospital services. John previously served as the Director of Institutions for the Texas Youth Commission as well as the cabinet-level position of Executive Director of the Arizona Department of Youth Treatment and Rehabilitation.

More recently he has served as Director, Business Development Behavioral Health at Mountain States Health Alliance in Johnson City, TN, and as Director of Quality, Accreditation/Licensure at Frontier Health in Gray, TN. He holds a Bachelor's degree in sociology and psychology and a Master's degree in social work.

Contact: or call (615) 532-6515