The Board of Directors of The Menninger Clinic, a premier mental health care system, announced the appointment of Tony Gaglio as interim president and CEO, succeeding the role that was held by Dr. C. Edward Coffey, who recently resigned. A search for a full-time replacement will be conducted by The Menninger Clinic Board of Directors and is set to begin immediately.
Gaglio has more than 20 years of experience in health care leadership, business planning, fiscal management and analysis, serving three years as senior vice president and chief financial officer of The Menninger Clinic. Before coming to Menninger, Gaglio served as the director of finance for Behavioral Health Services at the Henry Ford Health System in Detroit. Gaglio will work collaboratively with existing members of the executive team and Menninger’s academic partner Baylor College of Medicine to lead the clinical and operational programs and services.
“Dr. Coffey has made an important mark on The Menninger Clinic thanks to his deep experience and passion for the field of mental health treatment,” said Jeff Paine, Menninger board director. “The Menninger Clinic is moving forward with the exciting strategic vision and initiatives Ed undertook during his tenure, including collaborating with Baylor College of Medicine on plans for the new Outpatient Services and Education Center on Menninger’s campus and the expansion of Menninger’s continuum of care.”
Coffey served three years at the helm of The Menninger Clinic. During his tenure at Menninger, the mental health care system’s ranking among the nation’s best hospitals in psychiatry rose from fifth to third in August 2017, as announced by U.S. News & World Report.