Texas Behavioral Health Hospital

Committed to providing the highest quality of care to individuals dealing with mental health issues or mental health issues with Co-occurring addiction

Hickory Behavioral Center. Longwood, TX

About our Texas Behavioral Health Hospital

Hickory Behavioral, located in Texas, is a leading 76-bed acute inpatient psychiatric hospital, specializing in comprehensive behavioral health care. Our facility is equipped to admit and stabilize patients around the clock, providing continuous, expert care. We primarily serve adult and geriatric populations, focusing on delivering tailored psychiatric treatments and support. At Hickory, our commitment is to offer the highest standard of behavioral health services, ensuring a nurturing and therapeutic environment for recovery. Our Texas-based hospital is dedicated to addressing the complex mental health needs of our community with professionalism and compassion.

Call Us Today at 800-896-9556

What We Treat At Hickory Behavioral Network Texas

  • Thoughts or threats of harm to
    self or others
  • Severe depression and/or
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Episodes and/or signs of
  • Acute Detox
  • Need for psychotherapeutic
    medication adjustment
    Acute or severe behavior
    swings or changes
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Delusions and/or paranoia
    Suicidal ideation
  • Unhealthy use or relationship
    with alcohol, prescription
    drugs, or illicit drugs
  • Geriatric Unit
  • Geriatric individuals with cognitive impairment in a mental health crisis
  • Drug Rehabilitation 

Hickory Behavioral Network Texas

Contact Hickory Behavioral Network for specialized psychiatric care and behavioral health services in Texas. Our state-of-the-art hospital is designed to provide compassionate and effective treatment for adults and the geriatric community. We offer a range of psychiatric services, staffed by experienced professionals committed to improving mental health outcomes. Our facility operates 24/7, ensuring immediate support and stabilization for patients in need. Reach out to Hickory Behavioral Network to learn more about our comprehensive care plans, admission processes, and how we can assist with your specific behavioral health needs. Our dedicated team in Texas is ready to provide the support and guidance necessary for mental well-being and recovery.

22 Bermuda Ln, Longview, Texas 75605

Texas Phone Number: 800-896-9556

Our Longview Leadership Team

Hickory Network CEO, Nathan May

Nathan May, MBA, MSN, RN, CEO

With an 18-year tenure in nursing, Nathan May brings extensive experience in trauma, emergency care, and flight nursing to his role. His commitment included 6 years of active service in the U.S. Air Force, with a stint as a Critical Care Flight Nurse in Afghanistan. After transitioning from the military, he quickly advanced in Christus Health, bringing a wealth of knowledge to hospital operations.

Nathan and his wife celebrate two decades of marriage and a lively household with their three children, all of whom share their parents’ community spirit and love for sports. As a Men’s Ministry Leader at his local church, Nathan remains deeply involved in service, alongside coaching and enjoying family activities.


Amy Collins, Chief Nursing Officer

Amy Collins serves as the Chief Nursing Officer at Hickory Behavioral in Longview. A registered nurse with over 20 years of experience, Amy has contributed her expertise to various healthcare settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and Behavioral Health. She is committed to holistic patient care, considering each individual’s preferences and needs. Passionate about providing quality care, Amy is also happily married with two beautiful daughters. Beyond nursing, her joys include traveling, cooking, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Kimberly King, Hickory Network Texas, Clinical Director

Kimberly King, LCSW-S, Clinical Director

With a seasoned perspective from years in mental health. Her career is diverse, having also educated future generations in high school and college classrooms. Kimberly stands out as a dedicated grassroots organizer and community activist. Outside the office, she values the joy of family, the company of friends, and the adventure of travel.

Janet Rankin, RN at Hickory Network Texas

Janet Rankin, RN, Intake Director

I’m a Longview native and married to a wonderful man. I have one son and two grandsons. I graduated from Kilgore College in ’97, and since then, I’ve worked in various emergency rooms throughout the US.

Right now, I’m studying to be a psychiatric nurse practitioner at UT Tyler. In my free time, I’m in the kitchen whipping up something delicious, lost in a book, or out exploring the world.

Ronda Weisinger, RN, ADON

Ronda Weisinger, Associate Director of Nursing (ADON)

Faith and vocation are the cornerstones of my life. Serving as the ADON at Hickory Behavioral Hospital reflects over 30 years of nursing, where my dedication to behavioral health has found its true calling. My journey is shared with my high school sweetheart, now my spouse of 35 years, and our family has grown to include two wonderful sons and three cherished grandchildren. I’m invigorated by the opportunity to contribute to the well-being of the East Texas community alongside the Hickory team.

Jeremy Hawley, Director of Plant Operations

I have dedicated the last 9 years to managing operations at our facility, bringing my expertise and passion for excellence to the Hickory Behavioral Center team. Outside of the office, life is an adventure with my wife and four children. From exploring new destinations to enjoying a quiet day fishing or rooting for the Green Bay Packers, every moment is about creating lasting memories. When it’s time to recharge, you’ll find me in my mancave, gearing up for the next day’s challenges and opportunities.

Cynthia Nicholson-Brown, Human Resource Director

I am a Longview native, married, and have a one and only son serving his second term as Upshur County Commissioner, PCT 2.

I’m all about family and love a good find when shopping or just being outside soaking up the sun.

With over three decades in Human Resources and a solid twenty years working in mental health, it’s safe to say I’ve found my calling. There’s nothing better than loving what you do, and I sure do!


Rick Lipitz, Director of Nutrition at Hickory Network Texas

Richard A. Lippitz (Rick), Director of Nutrition

Born in Florida but raised in New Jersey, I found my love for cooking early, right in front of the TV and in my mom’s kitchen. Picked up some skills from Yemeni chefs and took it up a notch at the Culinary Institute of America, class of ’81. Been cooking ever since, except when I was behind the wheel of a semi for a bit.

I’ve whipped up dishes in hotels, clubs, and healthcare—recently shifted to running things in Senior Living down in Texas, opening places in Midlothian and Red Oak.

Just me, my kids, Bryce and Carianne. No grandkids.


LaDonna Hill, BSN, RN, Infection Prevention and Employee Health Nurse

As an Infection Prevention and Employee Health Nurse at Hickory in Longview, Texas, I bring over 15 years of nursing experience to my role. Originally from Dallas, I’ve called Longview home for the last two decades. My educational journey took me from Kilgore College to the University of Texas, where I earned my BSN.

I’m passionate about health promotion, both professionally and personally, enjoying time with family, traveling, and exploring new ways to improve wellness.

Lin Bailey, RN, Patient Advocate

QA/Patient Advocate at Hickory Behavioral of Longview and a dedicated RN for nearly four decades, I’ve found my niche across varied healthcare settings and have led as a Director of Nursing in skilled nursing facilities for over three decades. My academic journey took me from the University of Akron to Ohio State University and led to a diploma from North Central Ohio State College School of Nursing.

At home, I’m surrounded by love—married with three children and blessed with six grandchildren.

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Reach out to Hickory Recovery, a leading behavioral health center in Texas, to discover a facility in your vicinity. Our team is eager to support you on your journey to wellness and is committed to being a pivotal part of your success story.