Winchester, Virginia, June 27, 2016 —Grafton Integrated Health Network (Grafton) CEO Jim Gaynor has announced his plan to retire on June 30, 2016.
“Jim exemplifies a true visionary leader,” said Janice LeBel, chairman of the board and Director of System Transformation for the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. “He leads with courage, clarity, humility and humor that motivates and elicits the best of his team and engages his colleagues, partners and the people and families he serves.”
Grafton’s reputation and success as an industry leader is largely due to Jim’s exemplary leadership. His journey at Grafton began in 2002 when he set a directive for the organization to minimize the use of restraint and seclusion without compromising client or employee safety. Leaders throughout the organization developed remarkable tools to make this mandate a reality, ultimately creating the “Ukeru” program in order to help other organizations benefit from its own successful experience. Over the past fourteen years, Grafton has achieved a remarkable 98% reduction in the use of physical restraints and a total return of more than $15 million through savings in employee lost-time, workers’ compensation costs and employee turnover.