Startup company Recovery Centers of America (RCA) has partnered with Deerfield Management to build RCA’s network of new addiction and behavioral healthcare treatment centers. Deerfield has committed $231.5 million to fund the development or purchase of eight campuses that will provide a comprehensive continuum of integrated care.
“Deerfield is a group that works with organizations in healthcare that really disrupt the status quo, so we’re really proud that they’ve partnered with us and have funded us to open these eight new treatment centers across the Northeast corner of the United States,” Deni Carise, PhD, chief clinical officer of RCA, tells Behavioral Healthcare.
RCA’s neighborhood-based Centers for Addiction Medicine model emphasizes clinically validated treatment approaches delivered in environments designed to incorporate involvement by family and friends, rather than employing models that rely on a patient leaving the community and existing support networks to receive treatment. The model also aims to reduce gaps in care for patients as they transition to other settings of care.
According to Deerfield, the RCA management team provides a blend of real estate, clinical, operational and marketing expertise. The capital commitment will enable RCA to purchase or develop an estimated 1,200 inpatient beds by the end of 2017.