Pipeline: Kindred-Managed Behavioral Hospital Opens; Expansions at Spero, Odyssey and Promises

Spero opens new Kentucky center

Substance use disorder (SUD) treatment provider Spero Health has opened a new clinic in Kentucky, located in the town of Monticello.

Situated in the southeastern part of the Commonwealth State near the Tennessee border, the location provides a combination of in-person and telehealth services. It accepts Kentucky Medicaid and most commercial insurance plans.

Headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee, Spero is one of the nation’s largest office-based opioid treatment providers (OTPs). Operating over 55 clinics across Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio and Virginia, Spero is privately owned by Health Velocity Capital, the Heritage Group, Frist Cressey Ventures and South Central, Inc.


Odyssey unveils all-female, adolescent eating disorder treatment program

Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare has added an eating disorder treatment program for adolescents at its Magnolia Creek facility in Columbiana, Alabama. The program is open to females ages 12 to 17.

Located near Birmingham, Magnolia Creek provides care for women being treated for eating disorders, in addition to treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, self-harm, substance use and trauma.

Residents of the new program will be provided with resources such as teen-centered living arrangements, family therapy programs, licensed teachers with local school system interactions, specialized staff assistance and modified menu options.


Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, Odyssey is a provider of intensive residential health treatment across the behavioral spectrum. Backed by The Carlyle Group (Nasdaq: CG), Odyssey operates over 20 facilities across Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee and Virginia.

Promises adds new location

Promises Behavioral Health has opened a new facility in Nashville for individuals struggling with mental health conditions and substance use disorders (SUDs).

Promises P.A.T.H. Nashville offers in-person and telehealth intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization programming (PHP), with individual, group and family therapy sessions available.

Launched in 2019 by BlueMountain Capital Management, Brentwood, Tennessee-based Promises provides treatment for SUD, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health conditions.

Kindred-managed psychiatric hospital opens

Talas Harbor on Buckeye — a psychiatric facility managed by the behavioral health arm of the specialty hospital company Kindred Healthcare — has opened in Phoenix.

With 40 beds, Talas Harbor on Buckeye provides behavioral health services by providing crisis stabilization; supervision by board-certified psychiatrists; monitoring by clinical staff with medical physician oversight; medication management; individual therapy; group counseling; music and art therapy; and diet and nutrition consultations.

The hospital opening comes after Kindred Behavioral Health Services (KBHS) announced an agreement with Talas Harbor to provide management services at multiple of its facilities in February. 

At the time of the announcement, the three facilities doubled the number of beds under KBHS’ management, adding 84 Talas Harbor beds to its fold.

KBHS additionally manages a 64-bed behavioral health unit at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee, Illinois and owns and operates two behavioral health hospitals in Texas.

Based in Louisville, Kentucky, Kindred Healthcare is one of the largest health care providers in the nation. It launched its relatively new behavioral health arm in 2019.

BlueSprig expands footprint

BlueSprig Pediatrics, a provider of applied behavioral analysis (ABA) services to children with autism, has opened a new location in Georgetown, Kentucky.

The center serves both children and adults with autism and was opened specifically to extend care to those living in rural areas, according to TV station WTVQ.

ABA is widely considered to be the gold standard of care for autism treatment.

The center in Georgetown — which is part of the Lexington metropolitan area — is BlueSprig’s third in Kentucky. The Houston-based provider operates facilities across 15 states.

Founded in 2017, BlueSprig is a portfolio company of the global investment firm KKR (NYSE: KKR).

Little Leaves adds new facility

Little Leaves Behavioral Services, a provider of ABA care for children with autism, has opened a new center in Ashburn, Virginia.

The new Washington, D.C.-area facility has the capacity to serve up to 21 clients at a time and is specifically designed for children ages 1 through 6, as well as their families. The center, according to the company, will also create 30 new jobs in the area.

The Ashburn location is the third in Virginia for Silver Spring, Maryland-based Little Leaves, which operates four centers in Maryland and one in Florida.

Little Leaves is a division of FullBloom, a Camden, New Jersey-based youth behavioral health company that provides services to over 100,000 children annually across 42 states and 11 countries.

Addiction treatment provider expands campus with new facility

The Dayton, Ohio-based addiction treatment provider OneFifteen has opened a residential treatment facility on its campus.

The facility, which has separate living spaces for men and women, can house up to 58 clients, with all clients receiving medical management and therapy five hours a week, according to Dayton 24/7 Now.

The facility also has reflection and yoga rooms, an exercise facility, a coffee bar and a gathering space.

Along with the residential facility, OneFifteen provides a continuum of care on its 4.5-acre campus, which includes a crisis stabilization facility, an outpatient treatment center, group activity rooms, fitness centers and outdoor spaces.

Additionally, OneFifteen offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT) with naltrexone and buprenorphine.

Residential treatment center adds new facility

The Ridge, a residential addiction treatment center in Milford, Ohio, has opened a new building on its grounds.

The facility has six private rooms, bringing the total number of rooms at The Ridge to 22. Also included as part of the new facility is a medically supervised detox center.

Overall, The Ridge spans 51 acres on a wooded campus located outside of Cincinnati.

All-women’s behavioral facility opens second residential location

The Wave International, which operates a female-only behavioral health residential facility in Clearwater, Florida, has opened a new center in the nearby Gulf Coast town of Brooksville.

The center can house 20 residents and sits on 10 acres of ranch-style property, The Wave director VIctoria Clark told the Suncoast News.

The facility offers outdoor therapies along with meditation and yoga to address a variety of behavioral health conditions such as depression, anxiety, addiction causes, bipolar disorder, PTSD and more.

Patient stays at both of The Wave’s locations range from 30 to 45 days, with various outpatient therapy sessions also available.

Teen-focused behavioral provider opens psychiatric facility

Ignite Teen Treatment, a Las Vegas-based residential program for youth dealing with mental health and SUD conditions, has opened a new psychiatric treatment facility in its home city.

Bright Way Behavioral Health provides around-the-clock services to teenagers ages 13 to 18. Patients are assisted by therapists, psychiatrists, nurses and residential support staff.

The center holds 65 beds and accepts most insurances.

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