SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Origins Recovery Centers, provider of integrated inpatient treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, announced today that Drew Rothermel has been named to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He replaces Origins Recovery co-founder, Benjamin Levenson, who will transition to the roll of Chairman of the Board of Directors. As Chairman, Mr. Levenson will play a leading role as the visionary for Origins growth and amplify his position as the organization's national and global ambassador. Mr. Levenson will also focus on the Levenson Foundation's philanthropic mission to develop and fund addiction and mental health treatment in disadvantaged populations around the world.
Prior to joining Origins, Mr. Rothermel was President of the Caron Treatment Centers Florida Market and EVP/Chief Operating Officer of Caron Treatment Centers based in Wernersville, Pa. He is one of the recovery industry's true thought leaders, and is widely recognized for his ability to find and execute important growth strategies. He will be based near his home in Palm Beach, FL.
Over the last 12 months, Origins has explored several growth opportunities with the intention of expanding its presence to new markets. The facility's nationally acclaimed clinical model is viewed as a next-generation approach to addiction treatment, and Mr. Rothermel is considered to be one of the few industry experts with the skill set necessary to implement a successful, strategic expansion of such magnitude and scope.
"We took our time and examined all of our industry relationships for the right leader to move us skillfully into our next chapter, and Drew's extensive expertise, innovative mindset and business acumen adds up to exactly the right mix we need in our new CEO," Mr. Levenson said. "Drew's leadership will position Origins in a manner that allows us to impact people in need on both the national and global levels."
"The magnitude of the expansion plan is one of the most exciting opportunities in the industry today," said Mr. Rothermel. "Origins presents with attributes that are unmatched in the field, including an exceptional ability to measure outcomes and success; a treatment model that is widely viewed as the gold standard; and ample resources to move swiftly with acquisitions. I expect that this will be the leadership role of a lifetime for me, and I am confident that what we do here will elevate the standard of addiction treatment around the nation."
As COO of Caron Treatment Centers, Mr. Rothermel transformed the facility's South Florida operations into a center of excellence for residential and outpatient addiction treatment, and included the responsibility of managing four major facilities simultaneously. During his nine-year tenure at Caron, the network's operating revenue, operating excess and net assets increased by 300%..
About Origins Recovery Centers
Origins Recovery Center is a licensed provider of longer-term, gender-specific residential substance abuse treatment and continuing care services for adults. The company's innovative programs comprise a comprehensive continuum of care for the treatment of alcoholism, addiction and co-occurring disorders. Origins' premier campuses are located in carefully selected locations around the United States, including South Padre Island, Texas. Learn more about Origins' programs or take a virtual tour of the South Padre Island campus at www.originsrecovery.com.
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