CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Until now, many local eating disorders specialists have needed to refer patients out of town for 24-hour eating disorders treatment due to lack of specialized residential care options in the City of Chicago. In early 2014, this will change with the opening of a new residential eating disorders treatment center. Chicago-based Insight Behavioral Health Centers (www.insightbhc.com), a leader in providing quality outpatient care for eating disorders for nearly a decade, has partnered with Eating Recovery Center (www.eatingrecoverycenter.com) to expand into 24-hour residential eating disorders care in an effort to meet an expressed healthcare need of patients and families in the region.
Recently approved by the City of Chicago's Bureau of Planning and Zoning, and slated to begin accepting patients in early 2014, Eating Recovery Center of Chicago will become Illinois' first and only intimately-sized, metropolitan residential program dedicated solely to the treatment of adults with anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS). The residential treatment center will be located in the Streeterville neighborhood (at 200 East Ohio Street) in a new, state-of-the-art facility that will provide comprehensive care for up to 16 adults.
Eating Recovery Center of Chicago underscores the collaborative relationship between Insight and Eating Recovery Center. The new residential treatment center's treatment philosophies and approaches will mirror that of Eating Recovery Center's internationally-recognized Denver-based inpatient eating disorders treatment programs, which were developed and are overseen by esteemed eating disorders thought leaders. Insight's medical and clinical leadership will collaborate with Eating Recovery Center's experts to ensure effective delivery of Eating Recovery Center's evidence-based treatment philosophies, processes and interventions in a 24-hour treatment environment. Recognizing the importance of continuity of care, patients may step down to Insight's outpatient programs in downtown Chicago, Evanston, Northbrook or Oak Park to continue their recovery in a supportive therapeutic setting offering opportunities to test recovery skills during evenings at home or in peer-supported, recovery-focused housing.
"We are thrilled to be partnering with Eating Recovery Center, a treatment program known for its vast expertise and the medical and clinical excellence of its programs, to expand access to specialized eating disorders treatment in the Midwest," says Susan McClanahan, PhD, Founder and President of Insight. "We believe in making our specialized services as accessible as possible, and felt it was essential to launch this residential treatment facility in a metropolitan setting that allows patients to learn and practice healthy behaviors in an environment similar to their own. Patients will receive 24-hour medical, therapeutic and nutritional treatment, as well as family programming, to work towards lasting recovery."
About Insight Behavioral Health Centers
Insight Behavioral Health Centers specialize in treatment for adolescents and adults dealing with eating disorders including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating, as well as mood and anxiety disorders. Insight is accredited by the Joint Commission and is a teaching affiliate of Northwestern University Medical School and Rush University Medical School. Insight currently has four locations, including Northbrook, Evanston, Oak Park and downtown Chicago. Insight partners with Eating Recovery Center, an international center providing comprehensive, specialized eating disorders treatment for female and male adults, adolescents and children. For more information, visit www.insightbhc.com, or call 312-540-9955.
About Eating Recovery Center
Eating Recovery Center is an international center providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder. Under the leadership of Drs. Kenneth Weiner, Craig Johnson, Emmett Bishop and Ovidio Bermudez, programs provide a full spectrum of services for children, adolescents and adults that includes Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services. Our compassionate team of professionals collaborates with treating professionals and loved ones to cultivate lasting behavioral change. Denver-based facilities include the Behavioral Hospital for Adults, the Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents, the Partial Hospitalization Program and Outpatient Services for Adults and the Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents. In an effort to increase patient access to care throughout the United States, Eating Recovery Center provides centers of excellence for the treatment of eating disorders across the country. Sacramento-based Eating Recovery Center of California offers Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services, as well as flexible Outpatient Services in Fresno; The Moore Center offers Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Step-Down Services in Bellevue, Washington; and Insight Behavioral Health Centers offers comprehensive outpatient programming for eating disorders, anxiety and depression at four Chicago-area treatment centers. For more information, call 877-218-1344, email info@EatingRecoveryCenter.com or confidentially chat live with a Master's-level eating disorder therapist from our Clinical Assessment team on our website at www.EatingRecoveryCenter.com.
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