Michael Cannizzaro, Behavioral Health Group (BHG) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, announced the acquisition of an opioid treatment program (OTP) in Central Tennessee located in Columbia. “We are pleased to welcome the Columbia staff and patients to the BHG experience of care. This strategic acquisition demonstrates our commitment to continually build relationships with the communities that we serve, while meeting our overall growth plans to serve individuals suffering from opioid addiction.”
Dwight Mussleman, BHG Chief Development Officer, said, “There are numerous patients to be served throughout Central Tennessee. We are proud to add this program to our Tennessee presence that currently includes centers in Jackson, Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville and Paris.”
Denise Woodie, Program Director, said, “Our treatment center staff is excited to be a part of the BHG family. We have enjoyed working with the BHG executive team through this transition and found this integration process to be smooth and uncomplicated. Becoming part of the BHG network of treatment centers allows us to leverage both the organization’s resources and knowledge to deliver excellent patient care and enhanced support to ensure that our patients progress efficiently through their recovery process.”
Behavioral Health Group (BHG) is a fast-growing healthcare company creating a new class of recovery center for individuals with substance use disorder (SUD). BHG specializes in medication-assisted recovery (MAR) combined with addiction counseling delivered through the largest network of Joint Commission-accredited outpatient treatment and recovery centers in the U.S. Founded in 2006 and led by an experienced executive team with deep experience in the healthcare and behavioral health industries, BHG believes that comprehensive, evidence-based, personalized treatment plans focused on real recovery restore lives, strengthen families, and rejuvenate the communities in which we serve. BHG capabilities include a full range of counseling and behavioral health therapies for individual, family, and group counseling, medication-assisted recovery, intensive outpatient programs, mental health services, case management, and community resource coordination services delivered in its treatment centers and through telehealth. BHG treatment centers provide access to all FDA-approved medications through in-center dosing or prescriptions programs. BHG accepts Medicare, Medicaid, most major commercial health plans, and works with state grants to support patients who choose to self-pay. With 117 locations in 24 states, BHG has more than 2,100 employees who serve more than 43,000 patients. To learn more, visit bhgrecovery.com.