Corporate Retreat Reopens as Addiction Treatment Center

A former corporate retreat complex in Indiana has been turned into an addiction treatment center, according to the News and Tribune. Summit Behavioral Healthcare officially opened the Henryville, Indiana-based facility last month. Named Wooded Glen Recovery Center, it will be the company’s first residential treatment center in the state.  Franklin, Tennessee-based Summit BHC operates a […]

Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley closes

Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley has closed after more than 70 years in business, according to The Roanoke Times. It ceased operations on Oct. 31.  The Virginia organization did advocacy for people with mental illnesses, in addition to offering mental health services such as free psychiatric clinic, mental health training for police officers and […]

Four Arkansas Behavioral Health Providers Plan Merger 

Four behavioral health providers in Arkansas have announced plans to merge and form one integrated behavioral health system. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The new non-profit, Arisa Health, will be headquartered in Springdale and have 49 locations in 41 counties in the northern half of the state. Counseling Associates, Mid-South Health Systems, […]

HonorHealth, Universal Health Services Partner to Build New Behavioral Health Hospital

HonorHealth and Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) have signed an agreement to open a new behavioral health hospital in the greater Phoenix area. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. HonorHealth is a nonprofit health system serving about 1.6 million people in and around Phoenix. It has five acute-care hospitals, multiple outpatient surgery […]

White House: Opioid Crisis Cost U.S. $2.5 Trillion from 2015 to 2018

The opioid epidemic cost the U.S. an estimated $696 billion in 2018 alone — and more than $2.5 trillion total from 2015 to 2018, according to new estimates from the White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA).  The White House released those numbers last week, demonstrating the continued importance of substance abuse treatment facilities nationwide. […]

Sabra Eyes More Investment Opportunities Within Addiction Treatment Sector

Although Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) only made its first investment in the addiction treatment sector in the third quarter of 2019, company leaders are optimistic they’ll dive deeper into the space in the future. “We’re working on some other opportunities there as well,” Sabra CEO Rick Matros told investors Thursday on the company’s […]

New York Stock Exchange to Delist American Addiction Centers Parent Company

The New York Stock Exchange has started the process to delist AAC Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAC), the parent company of American Addiction Centers. The news comes after the NYSE suspended trading on the stock just a few days earlier. Both moves are a consequence of AAC falling below the NYSE’s continued listing standard. It requires […]

Florida Behavioral Health Center Closes Abruptly Following Financial Problems

A psychiatric hospital in southeast Florida serving low-income and uninsured patients abruptly shut its doors earlier this month, according to The Palm Beach Post. The move potentially leaves hundreds of patients without access to care. The West Palm Beach-based Jerome Golden Center for Behavioral Health closed Oct. 18 following financial troubles — specifically a bankruptcy […]

PE Firm Warburg Pincus Acquires Behavioral Health EHR Provider Qualifacts

Nashville-based Qualifacts, an electronic health record provider for behavioral health and human service organizations, has changed hands. New York-based Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm focused on growth investing, purchased the company from Boston-based middle market PE firm Great Hill Partners last month. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.  The deal is […]