ARcare has joined the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s network of addiction treatment providers.
The Augusta-headquartered health care center operates 55 clinics, including six behavioral health clinics, in Arkansas, Mississippi and Kentucky.
In recent years, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has supported ARcare by assisting the company with implementing opioid addiction treatment protocols and integrating peer recovery specialists at primary care sites.
“After four years of working with Hazelden Betty Ford to implement its comprehensive, leading-edge approach to treating opioid addiction within the ARcare system, we are excited to expand our relationship further by joining the Hazelden Betty Ford Patient Care Networksaid ARcare CEO Dr. Steven Collier said in a statement. “ARcare is committed to collaborating with other experts nationally and partners throughout our communities to meet the near- and long-term challenges of addiction and mental health issues, which have been escalating for years and are now rising even more amid the pandemic.”
ARcare is the second Federal Qualified Health Center (FQHC) to join the foundation’s network, which will enable the health care companies to “share knowledge and best practices, extend the continuum of care and improve quality and outcomes for their patients,” according to a foundation news release.