SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Nov. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sovereign Health, a leading national provider of behavioral health treatment services, announced that its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Dr. Tonmoy Sharma, has been selected by the Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ) to be listed in its debut issue of OC500, a book that highlights the 500 most influential people in the Orange County business community. The OC500 serves as the Orange County Business Journal's "Directory of Influence," providing the OCBJ's readers with a comprehensive list of the 500 most influential people in the business community. Those named on the OC500 drive economic growth and are the most powerful business people and opinion shapers in Orange County.
"I'm thrilled to have made the OC500 list by the Orange County Business Journal," said Dr. Sharma. "While I'm pleased with this prestigious honor, my top priority remains our patients. Sovereign Health's treatment facilities are licensed to provide both mental health and addiction/dual diagnosis treatment services. Our advanced diagnostic assessment processes, the utilization of cutting-edge technology, treatment of cognitive deficits and strong medical and clinical leadership allow us to provide world-class behavioral health treatment to our patients and their families." Dr. Tonmoy Sharma has more than a decade of experience managing mental health and addiction treatment facilities. His background as a psychiatrist gives him unique insight into the care of behavioral health patients and the management of mental health facilities in the U.S., Europe and in India. Dr. Sharma has done extensive research work in the areas of psychosis and memory disorders. His work has examined the relationship between brain and behavior using a variety of surrogate markers including cognition, startle response, eye movements and brain imaging techniques. His research team has examined the relationship between psychological changes and changes in the brain function during the treatment of psychiatric disorders, especially schizophrenia. Dr. Sharma has published over 150 academic papers and book chapters in the field of cognition. In addition, he has published five books on schizophrenia, including two by Oxford University Press. Sovereign Health has achieved the ranking of No. 3 out of 23 total companies on the Large Companies List of the 2016 list of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Orange County. Sovereign has now made the OCBJ's list three years in a row. Key factors that earned Sovereign Health the No. 3 ranking include its revenue growth of 316 percent and employing 756 employees in Orange County from June 2015 to June 2016, representing a 119 percent growth since the previous year. The 2016 ranking was originally published on Sept. 19, 2016. To see the full list, click here. About Sovereign Health One factor that differentiates Sovereign from other treatment providers has been the company's ability to offer separate mental health and addiction or dual diagnosis treatment programs at its facilities. Patients seek the services of Sovereign Health to receive treatment for mental health issues, including trauma, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Sovereign also offers treatment for cognitive deficits and eating disorders. The patient population includes male and female patients covering a broad range of ages, from adolescents to adults and senior citizens. Sovereign Health is also proud to serve active United States military personnel and returning war veterans. For more information, visit www.sovhealth.com.