Transactions & Financings: Mystery Provider Signs Lease on New Headquarters; Autism Acquisitions

Acorn Health acquires Autism University Autism Services of Michigan (ACM), an Acorn Health company based in Traverse City, is joining forces with another Wolverine State provider, Macomb-based Autism University. Under the deal, Autism University will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Acorn Health. Financial terms were not disclosed. Acorn Health operates five autism services companies specializing […]

In the Pipeline: New Mental Health VA Clinic; Detox Center Gets Green Light

Opened Eleanor Health opens new North Carolina center Waltham, Massachusetts-based Eleanor Health, a provider of addiction treatment services for opioids and other substances, recently opened its fourth North Carolina location in Hickory. The new location will provide services both at its outpatient facility and in patients’ homes. Six more Eleanor locations are planned in North […]

Behavioral Health Provider Saves Over $9.2 Million With Jail Diversion Program

An innovative mental health-focused jail diversion program is saving one county millions of dollars and garnering national attention. The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD is the community behavioral health provider leading the charge. “This is targeted toward those individuals that have a history of mental health issues [whose nonviolent] crimes somehow had a […]

Community Health Workers Save Money, Improve Outcomes By Tackling Social and Behavioral Needs

By addressing social determinants of health and coordinating care, community health workers help save Medicaid payers significant amounts of money, while also leading to better overall outcomes for patients, a new study asserts. The findings could reasonably be applied to behavioral health providers. By offering preventative care to address social factors, the study suggests organizations […]

CCBHC Funding Helps Behavioral Health Combat Workforce Shortages

Nearly three years into the Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) Medicaid demonstration and about a year and a half into the first round of CCBHC expansion grant program, behavioral health stakeholders continue to advocate for the wider roll out of the CCBHC model. And in January, the industry recorded a win on that front. […]

In the Pipeline: Odyssey Opens Tech Addiction Center; New Substance Abuse Facilities

Opened Buena Vista Health Recovery debuts new addiction treatment facility Buena Vista Health Recovery has opened a new drug and alcohol detox and treatment facility in Tucson, Arizona. Cave Creek, Arizona-based Buena Vista is an addiction treatment provider with three locations in Arizona and a fourth facility slated to open in Colorado later this year. […]

Behavioral Health Real Estate Sparks Interest of Institutional Capital

As stigma decreases and demand for behavioral health services grows, institutional capital is taking notice, with behavioral health real estate being one hot new area of interest.  First movers like Sabra Health Care REIT are hoping to take advantage of the emerging market. “None of our peers are in the space at this point,” Sabra […]

Movers & Shakers: New CEO at State Behavioral Hospital; Northpoint Taps Regional Medical Director

New Hampshire Hospital names new CEO Heather Moquin has been appointed CEO of New Hampshire Hospital, the state’s only psychiatric hospital, which is located in Concord. Moquin, who was promoted after serving more than two years as the hospital’s chief operating officer, succeeds Lori Shibinette, who has been picked to lead the state’s health and […]

Genesis Hands Off 5 Behavioral Health Facilities

Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) has announced a series of deals that will transition the operational responsibilities for 19 of its West Coast facilities to New Generation Health. Five of those are behavioral health facilities. As part of the $79 million transaction, Genesis sold the real estate and operations for six skilled nursing facilities and transferred […]

In the Pipeline: UHS, HonorHealth Break Ground; New Autism Facilities in Several States

Coming Soon HonorHealth, UHS break ground on new facility HonorHealth and Universal Health Services (NYSE:UHS) have begun construction on a new 120-bed behavioral health facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. HonorHealth is a non-profit, community healthcare system serving the greater Phoenix area, while King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based UHS is one of the largest behavioral health providers in […]