Center City, MN (October 4, 2017) – The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation today welcomed the Houston, Texas-based The Lovett Center to its innovative Patient Care Network.
“The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s experience, knowledge and expertise uniquely position us as a ‘Center of Excellence’ to share our clinical best practices and tools with other leading-edge health care providers like The Lovett Center,” said Bob Poznanovich, executive director of business development for the national nonprofit addiction treatment provider Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. “We are pleased to welcome The Lovett Center to this exciting national collaboration.”
Robert Hilliker, managing partner and co-founder of The Lovett Center, said “no one can match what the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation does.”
“We at The Lovett Center are a community of helping professionals who treat complex addiction and co-occurring mental illness in adults and adolescents, and we know our leaders, staff and patients will benefit enormously from the networked capabilities the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation provides,” continued Hilliker. “Coming together like this will help us move further and faster to improve our patients’ ability to find lasting recovery.”
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation launched its Patient Care Network – the first of its kind in the addiction treatment industry— this fall. Members gain access to tools, resources and collaborative consultation for their organization’s leadership, staff, patients, families and communities. This is especially timely as the nation’s opioid crisis places added pressures on individuals, families and communities. To learn more, visit www.hazeldenbettyford.org/professionals/patient-care-network.
“This exciting new clinical alliance builds on our position as a leader in the industry by taking the best of what we do and who we are and sharing it with like-minded organizations that have the same philosophy and commitment to treating patients and improving treatment outcomes,” said Poznanovich of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. “It’s important to note our collaboration with The Lovett Center will also support our patients and enable them to readily transition to outpatient care in their home community after they leave our programs. We know that engaging patients longer, facilitating a strong therapeutic relationship and giving them the tools they need to manage their own chronic illness and recovery, is a key aspect of improved outcomes for patients with substance use disorders.”
“And the Patient Care Network will greatly bolster The Lovett Center – and our Pathos’ treatment methods – as we continue to expand services to reach more Houstonians and other areas in need of mental health and addiction treatment.”
About the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It is the nation’s leading nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 17 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care to help youth and adults reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique children’s program, and is the nation’s leader in advocacy and policy for treatment and recovery. Learn more at HazeldenBettyFord.org and on Twitter@hazldnbettyford.
About the Lovett Center
The Lovett Center hosts more than 65 clinicians, a significant number of which primarily treat various forms of addiction and mental health issues. The Lovett Center also hosts the Center for Integrative Healing, which offers the Pathos Intensive Outpatient Program. Pathos focuses on the treatment of co-occurring mental health and addiction disorders. Learn more at www.thelovettcenter.com.