Hopebridge CCO Shares Aggressive Growth Algorithm, ‘Grow-Your-Own’ Staffing Model

Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers, which is already one of the country’s largest autism treatment providers, is expanding its footprint even more in 2020. Indianapolis-based Hopebridge is a completely center-based provider of applied behavior analysis (ABA), diagnostics, occupational therapy and speech therapy. It serves children as young as 18 months and as old as 12 but […]

In the Pipeline: Oceans Healthcare’s Latest Facility; New Behavioral Health Hospitals

Opened Pyramid Healthcare opens second Georgia facility Pyramid Family Behavioral Healthcare has opened a new center in the Atlanta suburb of Sandy Springs, Georgia. The program provides intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization treatment services to adults and adolescents. Pyramid Family Behavioral Healthcare also offers treatment services in a second Atlanta suburb in Johns Creek. Its […]

Transactions: Ginger Acquires LiveBetter’s Tech; Landmark Recovery Buys New Building

Ginger acquires technology assets of LiveBetter San Francisco-based health and wellness startup Ginger has acquired the technology assets of LiveBetter, a free app that helps users address select mental health challenges. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. San Francisco-based Ginger is a virtual behavioral health care system that delivers coaching, therapy and psychiatry […]

SUD Care Optimization Platform axialHealthcare Raises $15M

A care optimization platform that helps patients, providers and health plans navigate substance use disorder (SUD) has raised $15 million in Series C funding. The money will be used to accelerate axialHealthcare’s expansion into the SUD treatment and recovery sector, according to a press release announcing the news. Oak HC/FT, .406 Ventures, BlueCross BlueShield Venture […]

Sabra CEO Interested in Institutional Behavioral Opportunities, Not ‘Fancy Malibu Retreats’

Behavioral health deals could represent a large opportunity for Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) in the future, according to CEO Rick Matros. Irvine, California-based Sabra is a real estate investment trust (REIT) with a portfolio of 429 properties across the United States and Canada. It has historically specialized in senior housing, skilled nursing and […]

Anthem Completes Acquisition of Beacon Health Options

Anthem (NYSE: ANTM) has completed its acquisition of Beacon Health Options. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Prior to the deal, Boston-based Beacon billed itself as the largest independently held behavioral health organization in the country, serving more than 36 million people nationwide. Meanwhile, Indianapolis-based Anthem — which first announced it would buy […]

Acadia’s Growth Plans Include 30 Possible Partnerships, 600 New Beds

Acadia Healthcare (Nasdaq: ACHC) has its eyes set on growth, with plans to add about 600 beds across new and existing facilities in 2020 and a “robust pipeline of approximately 30 projects” on the partnership front. Even the sale of Acadia’s UK business, expected for later this year, ties in, as it could eventually help […]

Trump Administration Transfers SAMHSA Money to Help Fund Coronavirus Response

The Trump administration will take nearly $5 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help fund its coronavirus response efforts.  The administration is transferring $136 million from other programs and has requested another $1.25 billion in new funding to help pay for research and prevention efforts. That includes $4.9 million […]

CannonDesign Improving Behavioral Health Care Delivery With Architecture

America’s behavioral health care system often comes second to medical care in the eyes of payers, the government and even patients themselves. That inequality can lead to shortfalls in behavioral health care delivery — including in terms of the facilities where services are offered. Criticisms range from a lack of beds to certain providers being […]

UHS Considering More Than 40 New Behavioral JV Opportunities

Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) has more than 40 behavioral health joint venture opportunities in the pipeline, on top of ten projects recently completed or in the works. CFO Steve Filton highlighted those opportunities Thursday morning during the company’s fourth-quarter and year-end 2019 earnings call. “It reflects a very active pipeline,” Filton told investors. “It […]