Behavioral Health Group (BHG) Acquires Midsouth Treatment Center, Dyersburg, Tennessee

Nov 05, 2013, 11:00 ET from Behavioral Health Group

DALLAS, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Cannizzaro, Behavioral Health Group (BHG) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, announced the acquisition of Midsouth Treatment Center, a medically supervised treatment center for pain pill and opioid addiction, including methadone, counseling, and referral, located in Dyersburg, Tennessee. 

Midsouth Treatment Center, located at 640 US Highway 51 Bypass East, was owned by Elizabeth Tyus, RN and Rachel Farmer, M.D., who will remain as Medical Director of the newly named BHG Dyersburg Treatment Center during the transition phase. Mr. Cannizzaro said, "We are excited to welcome the Midsouth Treatment Center staff and over 330 patients to the BHG experience of care."

James Draudt, BHG President and Chief Operating Officer, said, "The addition of the new BHG Dyersburg Treatment Center brings the total number of facilities in our company network of outpatient opioid treatment programs to 32.  Patients will realize that the transition to BHG Dyersburg Treatment Center will ensure that their high level of care, which they have been accustomed to receiving, is not interrupted."

Dwight Mussleman, BHG Chief Development Officer, said, "BHG views this strategic acquisition as helping to meet BHG growth plans to serve individuals suffering from opioid addiction, as well as developing relationships in the communities that we serve."

Dr. Farmer added, "Our treatment center staff is pleased that we will continue to deliver excellent patient care and provide enhanced support to our patients, which is necessary to enable them to progress efficiently through their recovery process."

Elizabeth Tyus expressed satisfaction with the acquisition process, "I was happy to see that our selection to work with BHG ensured our ability to provide a continuity of care throughout Tennessee."

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Behavioral Health Group (BHG) is a leading provider of opioid addiction treatment services. BHG utilizes pharmacotherapy (maintenance and detoxification) as well as counseling to treat both the bio-chemical and psychosocial aspects of addiction. In doing so, BHG offers patients their best opportunity for a successful recovery. With 32 outpatient treatment centers across the Midwest/South/Southeast/West, BHG provides a critical service to thousands of individuals and their communities across the country.  BHG treatment centers are accredited by The Joint Commission.  For more information, phone 214-365-6100, email or visit

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