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.”
Behavioral Health Group (BHG) is the largest network of Joint Commission-accredited outpatient opioid treatment and recovery centers in the U.S., delivering comprehensive, personalized evidence-based medical and behavioral therapies for individuals with opioid use disorder. With 71 locations in 15 states, BHG has more than 1,200 employees who serve more than 22,000 patients. To learn more, visit bhgrecovery.com.