BHG Expands Opioid Treatment Programs in Eastern Kentucky

Dallas, TX

/PRNewswire/ —
Michael Cannizzaro, Behavioral Health Group (BHG) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer announced the acquisition of three opioid treatment programs (OTPs) in Eastern Kentucky located in Hazard, Paintsville, and Pikeville.

Mr. Cannizzaro said, “We are pleased to welcome our new Kentucky colleagues and patients to the BHG experience of care. Additionally, we look to this type of strategic acquisition as a continuation of steps in building BHG relationships with the communities that we serve, while meeting our overall growth plans.”

Lori A. Nation, MD, former owner and partner of the three Kentucky OTPs, said, “I am pleased to join BHG as the Medical Director for the three programs. The acquisition process with BHG was straightforward and it has been a pleasure working with the BHG leadership team.”

“We are pleased that Dr. Nation has joined our BHG family, and we look forward to her continuing her important work as we expand our presence into the state of Kentucky,” said Dwight Mussleman, BHG Chief Development Officer. With the addition of Kentucky, BHG now serves patients and communities in eight (8) states.

Jim Draudt, BHG Chief Operating Officer, said, “Over the coming weeks, we will be working with Dr. Nation and each center’s staff to integrate their programs into the BHG network of treatment facilities.”

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