Dallas - February 1, 2017
Behavioral Health Group, LLC (BHG) announced today the acquisition of two addiction treatment programs in Tifton and Albany, Georgia.
"Opioid addiction continues to ravage communities across the United States,” said Jay Higham, Chief Executive Officer of BHG. “Our Company’s mission is to expand access to evidence-based treatment in underserved markets across the United States. The addition of Private Clinic Albany and TLC Clinic of Tifton represents an opportunity to partner with a high quality provider of addiction services and to expand access to even more people in Georgia.”
“We are pleased to welcome all the stakeholders of these two treatment centers to BHG,” said Dwight Mussleman, Chief Development Officer of BHG. “For patients, we expect to improve access to treatment by participating with Georgia Medicaid once we get through the contracting process with the State. For teammates, we will provide the Company’s full support including sufficient staffing, modern information systems, regulatory compliance and training and access to capital for expanded services.”
“It was important to me to leave my treatment centers in the hands of a company that will provide the resources necessary to support continued growth and development,” said Jonathan Connell, President of Private Clinic Albany and TLC Clinic of Tifton. “With any transition like this, patients and employees are nervous about what this means for them. BHG managed the transaction very professionally and ensured that there were no disruptions to patient care or undue anxiety for staff, both of which were important to me.”
About Behavioral Health Group
Behavioral Health Group (BHG) is a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services. BHG utilizes pharmacotherapy (maintenance and detoxification) and behavioral therapy (counseling) to treat both the bio-chemical and psychosocial aspects of addiction. In doing so, BHG offers patients their best opportunity for a successful recovery. With 39 outpatient treatment centers across the Midwest/South/Southeast/Mid-Atlantic, BHG provides a critical service to thousands of individuals and their communities across the country. BHG treatment centers are accredited by The Joint Commission.
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