Behavioral Health

Thrive Autism Services Focused on Growing, Delivering ABA Therapy throughout Western US

When the Austin Centers for Exceptional Students (ACES) acquired Thrive Autism Services about eight months ago, the organization had a big plan to help as many people on the spectrum as possible. Since Thrive Autism Services began in 2020, it has provided in-home applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy for families and individuals in the East […]

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Retreat Behavioral Health Closes Following Prolonged Financial Struggles, Death of 2 Executives

Addiction treatment provider Retreat Behavioral Health has shuttered after an intensely chaotic and tragic week sealed the company’s fate. Employees, internal emails and public documents paint a grim picture of a company in distress, leading to late and yet-to-be-paid paychecks for staff and the near-overnight closure of several facilities. This came following the deaths of

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Japan’s Largest IDD Provider Buys Developmental Disability Centers of Nebraska for $50M

Japan’s largest intellectual and developmental disability provider, LITALICO, is entering the U.S. market by acquiring Developmental Disability Centers of Nebraska (DDCN) for $50 million. LITALICO will pay $29.5 million upfront and $20.5 million in an earn-out over three years. Founded in 2005, LITALICO has 300 facilities across Japan. Following the acquisition LITALICO plans to expand

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Emergency Rooms Emerge as Critical Entry Point for Substance Use Disorder Care

The emergency department (ED) can be the “first, and sometimes only” interaction that people with substance use disorders (SUDs) have with the health care system. Integrating SUD care into EDs can connect these patients to crucial long-term care. Still, co-occurring conditions, stigma and polysubstance use are among the main barriers preventing efficient integration. The ED

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Brook Lane to Affiliate with Meritus, Enhance Care for Region, State

Two long-standing local health providers will join together in July, as Brook Lane and Meritus Health will affiliate, vowing to expand access to mental health services across the region and state.Once combined, the community would have access to integrated clinical offerings with a total of 80 inpatient beds; a psychiatry residency program, a high acuity

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