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NEW CFO: Bret Yunker has been named chief financial officer of Eldorado Resorts Inc. effective May 2.

He will assume the CFO position from Thomas R. Reeg, who was named the company’s chief executive officer on Jan. 1.

Yunker brings more than 20 years of gaming industry investment banking experience to his new role at Eldorado, most recently serving as managing director at J.P. Morgan in its real estate investment banking group with primary coverage responsibility for the gaming industry.

In this role, he worked with clients across several sectors within the gaming industry, including casino operators, gaming equipment and system suppliers, REITs, lottery service providers and online gaming companies.

Yunker began his banking career in 1998, serving for 14 years in various investment banking roles including as managing director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

At Eldorado, Yunker will be responsible for all of the Reno, Nev.-based company’s financial and treasury functions.

Eldorado is the parent company of Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack and Resort.

ACCREDITED: Jefferson Behavioral Health System headquartered in Steubenville has been awarded the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitative Facilities’ highest accreditation for a period of three years to 2021.

This latest accreditation is the fourth consecutive accreditation that the international accrediting body has awarded to Jefferson Behavioral Health System.

This accreditation decision from CARF represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to a behavioral health organization and demonstrates JBHS’s substantial conformance to the CARF international standards.

“Our organization is very pleased to receive this latest three-year accreditation from CARF,” Anthony Sheposh, Jefferson Behavioral’s CEO stated in a press release. “We are very proud of our high-quality staff and service delivery system that has provided positive evidence-based outcomes to the citizens of Jefferson County for over 50 years. We are the only locally based community behavioral health and drug and alcohol organization that provides such a wide array of services to those in need. Our future is very bright as we continue to expand our organization to reach all parts of Jefferson County and beyond.”

An organization receiving a CARF three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. Jefferson Behavioral has demonstrated to a team of CARF surveyors during a multi-day on-site visit, its commitment to offering an array of programs and services that are measurable, accountable, and of the highest quality.

The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities is an international, non-profit organization founded in 1966 with the assistance of Mary E. Switzer, then U.S. Social and Rehabilitation Services commissioner.

CARF’s mission is to provide accreditation standards and surveyors for organizations working in the human-services field worldwide with a base in traditional facilities and institutional settings.

Among the many areas of practice represented in the CARF standards are aging services; behavioral health, psychosocial rehabilitation; child and youth services; employment and community services; medical rehabilitation; and opioid treatment programs.

Jefferson Behavioral Health System is a private non-profit, community integrated behavioral health organization founded in 1962, offering adult mental health counseling, youth counseling, drug and alcohol counseling and services for the homeless.

From staff reports