Meridian held its 4th Annual Steps to Wellness luncheon

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GAINESVILLE, Fla., (WCJB) --- Meridian Behavioral Healthcare hosted its 4th annual Steps to Wellness luncheon in Gainesville at Hotel Indigo. TV20's David Snyder emceed the event and the message was dedicated to those affected by mental health illnesses and addiction. There also was an announcement that there will be a change in leadership at meridian coming soon.

"At the end of this year I will have been here almost 37 years and so I think its been a long stretch and I've been passionate about it and I just think its time for me and I'm not as young as I was when I first started and its just really a good time meridian is in a great place, we have a great succession plan," said Maggie Labarta, President/CEO for Meridian.

Meridian's chief operating officer, Donald Savoie will be the company's President and CEO when Labarta retires.