Pipeline: Oceans Enters into JV Agreement; SUD Providers Open New Locations

Oceans Healthcare enters JV to build new facility, expand services

Oceans Healthcare has announced a joint venture (JV) with CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, a Corpus Christi, Texas-based hospital operator, to expand its behavioral health care services in the southern coastal part of the state.

As part of the arrangement, the pair will build a behavioral health unit and add outpatient behavioral health services at the Shoreline campus of CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi.

The behavioral health unit — which will be owned by Plano, Texas-based Oceans — will house 40 beds and expand inpatient bed capacity at the campus by more than 20% to allow for the treatment of more clinically acute patients. The JV will also expand the campus’ intensive outpatient programming (IOP) for patients dealing with mental health challenges.


The new 30,000-square-foot behavioral health unit will occupy two floors and provide specialized care to adults 18 and up, as well as to seniors age 55 and older. The unit is expected to open in the spring of 2021 and will replace the one currently located at CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Corpus Christi’s Memorial campus.

Providing inpatient and outpatient services across Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi, Oceans operates 33 locations and is backed by the venture capital firm General Catalyst Partners. Oceans focuses on underserved populations, such as seniors and people in rural geographies.

Meanwhile, CHRISTUS Spohn Health System operates six campuses and is the largest hospital system in South Texas.


Pinnacle opens new location in home state

Pinnacle Treatment Centers has added another outpatient facility in its home state of New Jersey to serve individuals struggling with opioid use disorder (OUD).

The new center, Flemington Treatment Services, is located in Ringoes, which is situated in the northern part of the state in Hunterdon County.

The facility provides medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services with methadone and buprenorphine, along with individual and group counseling. Flemington Treatment Services accepts Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and commercial insurance, in addition to offering self-pay options.

The new center is the Mt. Laurel-based Pinnacle’s 11th facility in the Garden State. Overall, the provider operates over 115 clinics across eight states.

Pinnacle is owned by the health care private equity firm Linden Capital Partners.

Caravel expands in Illinois

Caravel Autism Health continues to grow its footprint, with its recent opening of a facility in the Chicago suburb of Elgin, Illinois.

The new center offers a range of services including evaluation, diagnosis, family support and applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for children with autism. ABA is widely considered in the industry to be the gold standard of care.

The Elgin center is Caravel’s third in Illinois. Overall, Caravel operates over 40 centers across Illinois, Idaho, Iowa, Minnesota, Washington state and Wisconsin.

The Green Bay, Wisconsin-based ABA provider is backed by the private equity and venture capital firm Frazier Healthcare Partners.

BrightView adds new SUD treatment facility

Cincinnati-based substance use disorder (SUD) treatment provider BrightView has opened its newest location in Madisonville, Kentucky.

The facility, which is located in the western part of the state, follows the lead of BrightView’s other facilities by providing MAT services with methadone, along with individual and group therapy, peer recovery support and wraparound social support services to patients.

BrightView operates over 30 centers across Ohio and Kentucky and recently added to its portfolio with the purchase of another Ohio SUD treatment provider, Columbus-based Life Spring Recovery.

Windrose Recovery adds new SUD center

Brookfield, Wisconsin-based Windrose Recovery, an independently-owned addiction treatment provider, has added a new center to its family of programs.

Windrose Counseling, which is also located in the Milwaukee suburb of Brookfield, provides IOP and partial hospitalization programming (PHP) for individuals struggling with substance use disorder (SUD). The center offers a continuum of care that includes services such as individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy and therapy addressing trauma.

The new center is Windrose Recovery’s fourth addiction treatment program, with all four located in southeastern Wisconsin. Windrose Counseling is also connected to Midwest Detox, which is operated by Windrose Recovery.

Youth mental health treatment provider deepens footprint

Los Angeles-based Paradigm Treatment, which provides mental health treatment to teens and young adults in California, has opened its seventh location in the state.

The new facility is located in San Rafael, just outside of San Francisco, and treats conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar, grief, trauma, mood and personality disorders and co-occurring SUDs. The facility holds six beds and contains indoor and outdoor spaces for recreational activities and experiential therapies.

Paradigm Treatment has received financial backing from Miami-based Pine Tree Equity Partners.

Senior behavioral health facility nears debut

McLaren Macomb Hospital, an acute care teaching hospital in Mt. Clemens, Michigan, is nearing completion on a center to meet the behavioral health needs of seniors.

The $8 million, 23-bed inpatient facility will treat adults ages 55 and older for issues such as anxiety, trauma, suicidal ideation and delusions. The freestanding inpatient geriatric psychiatric hospital will span 15,000 square feet.

Leo Brown Group — a developer, owner and operator of senior living, post-acute care and behavioral health facilities — provided CON procurement, market research, site selection and entitlement, financing, design coordination and construction oversight services for the project, an executive for the real estate company told Behavioral Health Business in an email.

The hospital, which is located in the Detroit area, is scheduled to open in September.

McLaren Macomb Hospital is part of Grand Blanc, Michigan-based McLaren Health Care, which operates 15 hospitals across Michigan and Ohio, as well as providing insurance plan coverage and more.

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