Jennifer K. Barut, PhD, MSN, RN-BC, Named Chief Executive Officer

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Albuquerque is pleased to announce the promotion of Jennifer K. Barut to Chief Executive Officer.  Mrs. Barut was previously the Chief Operating Officer and Director of Nursing at Haven.

Prior to Haven, Mrs. Barut was the Chief Nursing Officer for Vanderbilt Behavioral Health at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.  In this role she was responsible for the strategic leadership of clinical operations and clinical nursing care delivery for the 88-bed acute inpatient hospital, adolescent and adult partial hospitalization programs and outpatient services. Past experience also includes roles as Director of Clinical Education and Professional Development and Nursing Professional Development Specialist also at Vanderbilt.

Mrs. Barut received both her Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from the University of Phoenix, Arizona and a PhD in Clinical Nursing Science from Vanderbilt University.  She has conducted numerous research projects and written articles and presentations for professional publications.  In addition, Mrs. Barut is active on healthcare and community outreach committees.

“I am honored to accept this position, and I am truly excited about the forward movement and excellent patient care at Haven Behavioral Hospital of Albuquerque,” says Mrs. Barut. “Witnessing the dedication, passion, commitment and resilience of this group of healthcare professionals has been a rewarding and inspiring experience.”

Haven Behavioral Hospital of Albuquerque specializes in providing a safe, caring and therapeutic environment to meet the needs of adults of all ages requiring behavioral health treatment.  Haven is located in Gibson Medical Center, 5400 Gibson Boulevard SE, 4th Floor, Albuquerque, NM 87108.  For more information on the services available at Haven, please call 505-254-4500 or visit

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