BOSTON, Feb. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Beacon Health Options announced today that its Signature Network, a system of innovative treatment centers specializing in intensive treatment options and inpatient care for behavioral health and substance use disorders, will now offer cutting-edge treatment options for complex child and adolescent conditions. The Beacon Health Options Signature Network now includes two Centers of Excellence—Willow Springs Center in Nevada, and Rogers Memorial Hospital in Wisconsin—that will support the new specialty.
Launched in January 2014 as the ValueOptions Signature Network, it is now the Beacon Health Options Network as the result of the merger of ValueOptions and Beacon Health Strategies late last year.
The Beacon Health Options Signature Network brings together a unique system of treatment facilities—known as Centers of Excellence—selected for their clinical expertise and focus on highly personalized care. Initially, the network was comprised of 13 Centers of Excellence which specialized in treating those with complex substance use and eating disorders. With the addition of Willow Springs Center and Rogers Memorial Hospital's child and adolescent units, the network will now also specialize in treating a range of complex child and adolescent issues, including:
- Bipolar Disorder
- Anxiety Disorders
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Schizoaffective Disorder
- Para-suicidal behavior
- Substance Use and Dependence
"We are extremely pleased to partner with Willow Springs Center and Rogers Memorial Hospital, two highly respected treatment centers offering innovative, compassionate care for children and young adults facing complex behavioral health and substance use disorders," said Dr. Hal Levine, Chief Medical Officer, Beacon Health Options. "Both of these facilities recognize that children and adolescents have very different needs from their adult counterparts. Each has a staff of board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists to help develop a personalized plan of care, which includes active family involvement throughout the recovery process. As a result of these close collaborations, our members have a great opportunity for recovery."
The Beacon Health Options Signature Network, which just celebrated its first anniversary in January, remains one of the few networks of its kind in the nation to focus exclusively on caring for behavioral health and substance use disorders that have had limited response to standard treatment options. Each Center of Excellence is selected based on proven experience and expertise in designing individualized treatment plans, adherence to evidence-based best practice, quality member/family services, and a multidisciplinary approach to discharge planning that supports continuity of care and transition back to the community. All of the participating facilities have signed a memorandum of understanding stating their commitment to continue delivering effective clinical outcomes, quality informed service delivery, and active coordination to ensure continuity of care.
Rogers Memorial Hospital has been part of the Beacon Health Options Signature Network from the launch of the program, initially with their substance use and eating disorder programs. Now they add their Child and Adolescent units as well. "Our partnership with the Beacon Health Options Signature Network has seen a very successful first year," said Dr. Peter Lake, Medical Director, Rogers Memorial Hospital – Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, where Rogers' Child and Adolescent Centers are located. "From our extensive experience treating eating disorder and substance use disorder issues as well as complex child and adolescent cases, we understand the importance of tailoring treatment plans to the needs of every individual, while our comprehensive clinical capabilities and innovative treatment programs allow us to address a range of complex issues. The Beacon Health Options Signature Network reflects our own emphasis on clinical excellence and individualized support for long-term recovery, and we're proud to continue to be a part of this unique collaboration."
The Beacon Health Options Signature Network also added a new Center of Excellence that specializes in treating eating disorders—Eating Recovery Center in Colorado. Eating Recovery Center offers comprehensive treatment for female and male adults, adolescents and children. There are now a total of seven Centers of Excellence with expertise in treating eating disorders.
About Beacon Health Options
Beacon Health Options is a health improvement company that serves 45 million individual across all 50 states and the United Kingdom. On behalf of employers, health plans and government agencies, we manage innovative programs and solutions that directly address the challenges our behavioral health care system faces today. A national leader in the fields of mental and emotional wellbeing, addiction, recovery and resilience, employee assistance, and wellness, Beacon Health Options helps people make the difficult life changes needed to be healthier and more productive. Partnering with a network of providers nationwide, Beacon Health Options helps people take important steps in the right direction. We help them live their lives to the fullest potential. Visit www.beaconhealthoptions.com for more information.
SOURCE Beacon Health Options