Pipeline: Caravel Autism Health Expands in Multiple States Under Various Brands

Caravel Autism Health adds another Midwestern location Caravel Autism Health has announced the addition of a new center in greater Duluth, Minnesota. The new location, set to open in December, is the ninth Caravel has opened in the state since 2019.  Caravel is a private equity-backed autism services provider based in the Midwest. It specializes […]

Transactions: Behavioral Health Group’s Latest Acquisition; New Behavioral Tech Deal

Behavioral Health Group acquires Wellness Ambulatory Care  Behavioral Health Group (BHG), a national opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment provider, has acquired Wellness Ambulatory Care, an office-based opioid treatment provider (OTP). Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Based in Dallas, BHG bills itself as the largest network of Joint Commission-accredited outpatient opioid treatment and […]

Behavioral Providers Pursue Creative Partnerships with Police to Improve Patient Care

In parts of the country, behavioral health organizations are partnering with law enforcement to provide better and more appropriate services to community residents in behavioral health crises. The partnership model could become increasingly popular in the future, presenting new opportunities for behavioral health providers down the line. These agreements can take various shapes and sizes, […]

Hazelden Betty Ford Pursues Creative Growth Avenues, ‘Entrepreneurial Philanthropy’

As the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation continues on its quest to expand access to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, the nonprofit is leaning into relatively new growth strategies and fundraising tactics. Specifically, it’s looking to pursue strategic deals and partnerships, while also taking a page out of private equity’s book by applying the PE model […]

Pipeline: MAT Expansions at SaVida, Spero Health; Monte Nido Enters Second Southeastern State

Monte Nido expands into second Southeastern state Monte Nido & Affiliates has opened a new residential eating disorder treatment center in Georgia. With the new facility, which is located just outside of Atlanta, the provider has planted its second flag in the Southeast. Malibu, California-based Monte Nido is a private equity-backed eating disorder treatment provider […]

Ashley Addiction Treatment’s New CEOs Plot Course for Growth in Outpatient Services, Research

Ashley Addiction Treatment is getting back to its co-leadership roots while also branching out into new directions, especially when it comes to its portfolio of offerings.  Earlier this month, the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment provider announced that executives Alex Denstman and Greg Hobelmann are being jointly promoted to the company’s top position. They’ll take […]

Rehab Rebound: How One SUD Nonprofit Overcame a COVID-19 Outbreak, Stayed Afloat Financially

In late April, on his birthday, Michael Pickering — executive director of RAP, Inc. — got an unexpected surprise. It wasn’t a good one. One of RAP’s substance use disorder (SUD) patients had become symptomatic with COVID-19. From there, things snowballed, with two dozen patients and staff testing positive for the coronavirus in the days […]

Movers & Shakers: New CEOs at Ashley Addiction Treatment, New Directions

Ashley Addiction Treatment appoints joint CEOs  Ashley Addiction Treatment has promoted two of its senior executives to lead the company.  Alex Denstman — Ashley’s senior vice president and chief growth officer — and Greg Hobelmann — senior vice president and chief medical and clinical officer — will take over as joint CEOs on March 1. […]

Pipeline: Hazelden Betty Ford Grows Virtual Footprint; Caravel’s Imagine Expanding

Caravel’s Imagine opens new center Imagine, a Caravel Autism Health company, has announced plans to open a new center in the Seattle-Tacoma area. Founded in 2011 and based in the Pacific Northwest, Imagine provides diagnostic and treatment services to children with autism. It currently has about half a dozen locations across Idaho and Washington state. […]

Humana Invests in New SUD Fund, Previews 2021 Tele-Behavioral Coverage Plan

Humana (NYSE: HUM) is tackling substance use disorder (SUD) among pregnant women with its latest investment. It’s just another example of the insurance giant’s commitment to creativity in the behavioral health space, according to Chief Medical Officer William Shrank.  “None of us can solve these really, really big problems alone,” Shrank told Behavioral Health Business. […]