Community Psychiatry Doubles Facility Count, Becomes Bi-Coastal With Latest Acquisition

Community Psychiatry, which provides outpatient behavioral health services at over 40 locations throughout its home state of California, has started to realize its nationwide expansion ambitions with the purchase of Durham, North Carolina-based MindPath Care Centers. The acquisition more than doubles Community Psychiatry’s facility count and establishes its presence in the Southeastern U.S. Terms of […]

Transactions: HCA Selling Behavioral Hospital; New Acquisitions from BrightView, Stepping Stones

Vertava Health acquires Integrated Addiction Care Associates Vertava Health has announced it has purchased outpatient behavioral health provider Integrated Addiction Care Associates (IAC), in a move that brings together two Tennessee operators. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. IAC offers medication-assisted treatment (MAT), intensive outpatient programs (IOP) and primary care services to residents […]

Acadia CMO: New Holistic Care Pilot Will Have Exponential Benefit for OUD Patients

Acadia Healthcare (Nasdaq: ACHC) recently launched a new suicide prevention pilot targeted at outpatient opioid use disorder (OUD) patients. While the program is currently only being tested in 15 of the provider’s 135 comprehensive treatment centers (CTC), Chief Medical Officer Michael Genovese said the program is indicative of the behavioral health giant’s larger-scale priorities. “All […]

Virtual MAT Provider PursueCare Nets $7M

PursueCare — a Middletown, Connecticut-based provider of virtual medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services — has raised $7 million in an oversubscribed Series A2 funding round led by OCA Ventures, Seyen Capital, Wasabi Investors and other health care investors. The round brings PursueCare’s total funding raised up to $12.8 million, according to the fundraising tracking website Crunchbase. […]

New Landmark VP: National Payer Contracts Key to Company’s Strategic Growth Plan

When it comes to the nation’s $42 billion dollar substance use disorder (SUD) treatment market, services are naturally the focal point of most businesses. But providers can’t offer those services at scale without the help of payers, who have the power to make treatment more affordable and accessible to the masses. That’s why Landmark Recovery […]

Movers & Shakers: Meadows Hires Head of Virtual; Oceans’ New Vice President

Meadows hires executive director of virtual outpatient Phoenix-based Meadows Behavioral Healthcare has hired Mark Baumgartner as its executive director of virtual outpatient services. Before coming to Meadows, Baumgartner spent most of his career at the Betty Ford Center, which is part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. He worked there almost two decades, serving his […]

Pipeline: Acadia’s New Suicide Prevention Centers; New SUD Locations

Acadia partners with suicide prevention organization to open new centers Acadia Healthcare (Nasdaq: ACHC) has opened 15 community resource centers in partnership with a leading suicide awareness organization to help young individuals with opioid use disorder (OUD). The centers are located in four states across the country within Acadia’s Comprehensive Treatment Centers (CTC), which provide […]

Inside Vertava Health’s Evolution From a Luxury Rehab into a PE-Backed Behavioral Health System

Outpatient mental health is currently one of the fastest growing subsectors in behavioral health — just ask private equity buyers, who are expected to fuel record levels of M&A this year.  Like so many other companies in the industry, Vertava Health is leaning into outpatient. The private equity-backed behavioral health company with roots in substance […]

Pipeline: New Projects for Acadia, UHS; SUD Providers Expand Reach

Acadia forms JV with Geisinger Acadia Healthcare (Nasdaq: ACHC) has formed a joint venture (JV) with Danville, Pennsylvania-based Geisinger Health System to build two new inpatient behavioral health facilities. The companies are putting a combined total of about $80 million toward the projects. The first of the two facilities will open next year in Moosic, […]