Hopebridge to Hire 2.7K Employees, Open 20 New Locations in 2021

Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers has announced plans to add more than 2,700 new employees and open up to 20 new locations in 2021. Headquartered in Indianapolis and backed by the private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners, Hopebridge is one of the nation’s largest autism treatment organizations. It provides center-based applied behavior analysis (ABA), diagnostics, occupational […]

Untreated Autism Linked to Heightened Risk of SUD

People on the autism spectrum could be more likely to develop substance use disorders (SUD), according to new research published in JAMA Pediatrics. The study comes out of Taiwan, where researchers used health insurance data to investigate the risk of SUD among people with autism. To reach the findings, the study’s authors looked at data […]

Pipeline: Pinnacle’s New OTP; Action Behavior Centers Expands

Pinnacle Treatment Centers expands in Ohio Pinnacle Treatment Centers has opened a new opioid treatment program (OTP) in Sandusky, Ohio. The addition marks the provider’s 15th location in the state. Headquartered in New Jersey, Pinnacle provides the full range of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services. It has more than 115 locations across eight states and specializes […]

CARD Founder Details Company’s Path to Success, 2021 Growth Outlook

The Center for Autism & Related Disorders (CARD) is currently the largest autism treatment provider in the world, with 235 locations across 27 states. But the 30-year-old company wasn’t always the behemoth that it is today. In fact, CARD founder and executive director Doreen Granpeesheh attributes much of the company’s success to being in the […]

2021 Autism Outlook: Stakeholders Predict Consolidation, Service Expansions in Year Ahead

Autism treatment providers have been hit especially hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, as many of their services are dependent upon in-person connections. But in 2021, stakeholders predict the industry will bounce back; however, it won’t look the same way it did pre-pandemic. Executives and insiders in the space anticipate more children will need higher levels […]

Pipeline: Kindred’s Latest Behavioral Project; RCA, Odyssey Add Multiple New Locations

Kindred enters JV to add new behavioral, rehabilitation hospital Kindred Healthcare has entered into a joint venture with Antelope Valley Hospital to build and operate a new hospital in northern Los Angeles County. The 125,000-square-foot facility will have 96 behavioral beds and 25 acute inpatient rehabilitation beds. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Kindred is a specialty […]

Movers & Shakers: Ocean Recovery Hires New COO; Odyssey Behavioral Healthcare’s Executive Changeups

Ocean Recovery adds new COO Ocean Recovery — a Newport Beach, California-based addiction and eating disorder treatment center — has hired a new COO. Cade Saurage stepped into the role this November. He has more than 19 years of industry experience. Before becoming COO of Ocean Recovery, Saurage spent eight years serving as the director […]

Pipeline: Caravel Plants Flag in New State; Avenues Recovery Adds Ninth Residential Facility

Caravel Autism Health expands into new state Caravel Autism Health is adding its first location in the state of Iowa. The new autism therapy center is set to open in Davenport later this month.  Backed by the private equity and venture capital firm Frazier Healthcare Partners, Caravel is a Midwestern autism services provider that specializes […]

Transactions: BayMark’s Latest Acquisition; Pharos Capital’s Platform Grows Autism Footprint

BayMark acquires Limestone Health BayMark Health Services, one of the nation’s largest medication-assisted treatment (MAT) companies, has acquired Limestone Health, an Indiana-based opioid treatment provider (OTP). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Headquartered in Lewisville, Texas, BayMark is a private equity-backed provider of MAT services for opioid use disorder (OUD). Owned by Webster […]