The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation announced the expansion of its Patient Care Network—the first of its kind in the addiction treatment industry—to include CentraCare, a Minnesota-based health system serving central, west central, and southwest Minnesota. CentraCare is the first Minnesota health system to join the network, and the largest rural health provider organization in the state.
As a member of the Hazelden Betty Ford Patient Care Network, CentraCare will have access to tools and collaborative consultation for their organization’s leadership, staff, consumers, families, and communities. This is especially timely as the opioid crisis places added pressures on hospital systems, addiction disorder treatment provider organizations, primary acute mental health providers, and other specialty provider organizations across the country.
According to Bob Poznanovich, vice president of business development at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the Patient Care Network will also allow Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation consumers to more easily and readily connect with other care provider organizations throughout the country after leaving the Foundation’s treatment programs. Long-term engagement with care is a key aspect of improved outcomes for individuals with addiction disorder.
CentraCare is working to improve the lives and wellbeing of those living in Central Minnesota. CentraCare provides care through hospitals located in St. Cloud, Long Prairie, Melrose, Monticello, Paynesville, and Sauk Centre with more than 25 clinics and specialty centers throughout the region. Additionally, Carris Health, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CentraCare is comprised of Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, Redwood Hospital in Redwood Falls and seven clinics in the Southwest and West Central region of the state.
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. As the nation’s leading nonprofit provider of comprehensive inpatient and outpatient treatment for adults and youth, the Foundation has 17 locations nationwide and collaborates with an expansive network throughout health care. With a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center, the Foundation today also encompasses a graduate school of addiction studies, a publishing division, an addiction research center, recovery advocacy and thought leadership, professional and medical education programs, school-based prevention resources and a specialized program for children who grow up in families with addiction.
This was reported by CentraCare on August 22, 2019.
Contact information: CentraCare, St. Cloud Hospital, 1406 Sixth Avenue North, St. Cloud, Minnesota 56303; 800-835-6652; Website: www.centracare.com
Contact information: Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Post Office Box 11, Center City, Minnesota 55012; 844-617-9196; Website: www.hazeldenbettyford.org