New Hopebridge CEO Sets Sights on Expanding ‘360 Care Services,’ Adding New Centers

Hopebridge’s new CEO David McIntosh sees his work as a calling. In his three years with autism provider Hopebridge, McIntosh has learned that his work and the work of his compatriots bring potentially life-changing results for families and children. “That’s a responsibility I take very seriously,” McIntosh said in an email to Behavioral Health Business. […]

ABA Provider Hopebridge Promotes David McIntosh to CEO

Autism therapy provider Hopebridge Inc. has named David McIntosh its new CEO. The Indianapolis-based provider announced Monday that McIntosh — Hopebridge’s chief operating officer and president — will succeed the current CEO Dennis May, effective May 1, 2023. May has been CEO since 2016 and will transition to executive chairman of the company’s board. “I […]

Top Behavioral Health Trends for 2023

2023 is set to be a year of transition for behavioral health, as the COVID-era public health emergency (PHE) comes to an end and economic headwinds impact the global economy. Companies that took advantage of the PHE’s relaxed regulations will finally get some answers to looming questions about their business model as the federal government […]

‘A Year of Reckoning’: Autism Provider C-Suite Outlook for 2023

The demand for autism services continues to soar as rates of the condition rise. Yet in 2022, the burgeoning industry has faced a number of growing pains centered around staffing. In 2022, roughly 1 in 44 children were identified with autism spectrum disorder, according to the CDC. That’s up from 1 in 69 children in […]

PE Firms Take Note of Increasing Demand for Autism Services

Better awareness and detection of autism has tripled diagnosis rates over the last 15 years, causing private equity investors to take note.  Of late, the market has seen a recent spate of private equity deals in the autism and Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy space. That follows a stalling out of investment in the autism […]

Hopebridge’s Newly Appointed Executives Tasked With Driving Better Outcomes, Value-Based Care

Indianapolis-based Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers has appointed three newly named top-level executives to lead the organization to better clinical outcomes amid a push to value-based care models. On Monday, the national autism care provider named Dr. Adam Hahs as chief science officer, Jana Sarno as chief clinical officer and Kim Strunk as head of clinical […]

Inside Hopebridge’s Ambitious Growth Plans for 2022 and Beyond

For the last several years, Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers has been on an ambitious expansion plan into new markets. Hopebridge’s plans are also happening as the pandemic has forced over half of behavioral health organizations nationwide to close programs. In spite of the closures and a move away from in-person services across behavioral health, Hopebridge […]

Pipeline: Ideal Option Deepens Office-Based MAT Footprint; New ABA Facilities Open

Ideal Option deepens footprint in Washington state Ideal Option has opened a new clinic in Marysville, Washington. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in Kennewick, Washington, Ideal Option operates 70 office-based MAT centers across ten states. It has nearly 30 in Washington state. The new facility will treat patients for addiction to fentanyl, heroin, alcohol and […]

Hopebridge Bringing Density-Based ‘Cluster Strategy’ to Florida, Opening 30 ABA Clinics There

Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers — one of the nation’s largest autism treatment providers — is breaking into yet another state. This time, the company is planting its flag in Florida, where it will be adding up to 30 new applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy centers over the next year and a half. “We’ll open four […]