“I’m excited to see CAT grow and meet the ever-changing needs of the community we serve. With the room the new building will provide, CAT will be able to expand the services we provide to include primary healthcare, such a vital need to this vulnerable population. With this expansion, we will be able to also open up more beds for female detox and short-term rehab.”
Katherine “Kat” Engel joined the Center for Addiction team in June of 2016 as the director of nursing after an extensive work history for both Summit Behavioral Healthcare and South Community Behavioral Healthcare. In her role at CAT, she ensures a safe detox experience for all patients through compliance with the Joint Commission and OMHAS certification standards. She maintains approved staffing levels of well-trained nurses and serves as the Center’s infection control coordinator.
Kat earned nursing degrees from the Fortis College of Nursing as well as Cincinnati State Technical and Community College. Additionally, she spent 17 years as a licensed treatment foster parent for at-risk youth.