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Behavioral Health Group (BHG) acquires three opioid treatment programs in Eastern Kentucky

January 9, 2013
by Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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Michael Cannizzaro, Behavioral Health Group (BHG) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer has announced the acquisition of three opioid treatment programs (OTPs) in Eastern Kentucky located in Hazard, Paintsville, and Pikeville. 

"We are pleased to welcome our new Kentucky colleagues and patients to the BHG experience of care,”Cannizzaro said.  “Additionally, we look to this type of strategic acquisition as a continuation of steps in building BHG relationships with the communities that we serve, while meeting our overall growth plans." 

Lori A. Nation, MD, former owner and partner of the three Kentucky OTPs, said, "I am pleased to join BHG as the Medical Director for the three programs.  The acquisition process with BHG was straightforward and it has been a pleasure working with the BHG leadership team."

With the addition of Kentucky, BHG now serves patients and communities in eight states.