Pipeline: Kindred’s Latest Behavioral Project; RCA, Odyssey Add Multiple New Locations

Kindred enters JV to add new behavioral, rehabilitation hospital

Kindred Healthcare has entered into a joint venture with Antelope Valley Hospital to build and operate a new hospital in northern Los Angeles County. The 125,000-square-foot facility will have 96 behavioral beds and 25 acute inpatient rehabilitation beds.

Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Kindred is a specialty hospital provider and one of the largest health care companies in the nation. Last year, it launched its behavioral health brand, Kindred Behavioral Health (KBH).

Meanwhile, Antelope Valley Hospital is the only full-service, acute care hospital in the Antelope Valley, which is located in northern LA County.


The JV is Kindred’s first to provide both behavioral health services and inpatient rehab, according Jason Zachariah, Kindred’s COO and president of Kindred rehabilitation services.

“This combination of services is designed to meet the needs of the Antelope Valley community and is an example of how Kindred sets itself apart by developing innovative and flexible solutions that meet the unique care needs of health systems we partner with across the country,” Zachariah said in a press release announcing the news.

Recovery Centers of America opens two new sites

Recovery Centers of America (RCA) has opened a new location in Indianapolis and is planning to soon add another in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.


RCA is a private equity-backed substance use disorder (SUD) treatment provider headquartered in Pennsylvania. Financially backed by Deerfield Management Company, it has 8 inpatient centers, 7 outpatient facilities and 5 opioid treatment programs across Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Chicagoland and most recently Indianapolis.

RCA’s new 112-bed Indianapolis center opened this month. Meanwhile, it’s new Pennsylvania facility, which will have 125 beds, is slated to open in January.

The company also has a number of other new facilities set to open in the year ahead, RCA founder and CEO Brian O’Neill recently told BHB.

“We have a number of other cities on our radar screen, including Houston, Dallas, Charleston, Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham and several cities in Florida, in the West and in the Midwest,” O’Neill said during a November interview with BHB.

Those facilities could start opening as early as Q1 2021, he said.

Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare adds new outpatient centers

Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare has opened two new outpatient locations under its Pasadena Villa brand. One new center is located in Greensboro, North Carolina, while the other is located in McLean, Virginia.

Headquartered in the Nashville area, Odyssey treats patients with eating disorders, psychiatric conditions, substance use disorders (SUD) and technology addictions. A portfolio company of a fund affiliated with The Carlyle Group, the provider has more than 20 locations in eight states, with over 300 total beds.

Meanwhile, Pasadena Villa is a psychiatric treatment network under the Odyssey brand. It has residential facilities in Florida and Tennessee, as well as four outpatient centers across North Carolina and Virginia.

Savida opens new Virginia clinic

SaVida Health — a private equity-backed provider of outpatient medication-assisted treatment services — has opened a new clinic in Virginia. The facility in Big Stone Gap opened Dec. 1 and is SaVida’s eighth location in the state.

Headquartered in Nashville, SaVida has 24 outpatient treatment centers across Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, Virginia, and Delaware. The company is backed by Council Capital, which made a control investment in SaVida back in 2017.

In addition to prescribing medications, SaVida also offers medication management, medical care, counseling and case management.

InBloom Autism opens new location

InBloom Autism Services has opened a new learning center in the Hartford, Connecticut area. It will provide applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy to children with autism.

Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, InBloom provides ABA to children throughout Florida, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, New Hampshire and, now, Connecticut. It is owned by Webster Equity Partners.

“This is our first learning center in Connecticut, and we’ve already started the process of opening a second location in Hamden in early 2021 because families are looking for a safe and consistent solution for ABA therapy services,” Mina Anglo, regional operations manager for InBloom said in a press release announcing the news. “We’re so excited to be able to continue to support families throughout Connecticut… and now with the ability to also offer best in class center-based services moving forward.”

Sprout Health Group launches second facility in California

Sprout Health has opened a new outpatient behavioral health treatment facility in California. Called Essential Behavioral Health and located in the Sacramento area, it offers a primary mental health care program and an addiction treatment program, among other services.

Sprout Health Group operates inpatient and outpatient behavioral health facilities across the United States. It has locations in New Jersey and California.

Frontier Behavioral Health opens second facility

Frontier Behavioral Health — a residential substance use disorder (SUD) treatment provider in Kentucky — has opened its second facility location.

The provider opened its first facility in May. Located in Johnson County, it has 24 beds and serves men specifically. Meanwhile, the new facility has eight beds, all for women, and is located in Floyd County.

The provider hopes to expand again in 2021 to open another women’s and men’s treatment facility, according to the local news station WKYT.

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