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AAC adds beds in Florida

October 16, 2015
by Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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The parent company of American Addiction Centers (AAC) announced that it has received a license to operate a new de novo facility located in Riverview, Fla. The River Oaks treatment center will add 64 detox beds and 98 residential beds to the AAC portfolio, bringing total capacity to 935 beds.

Since its initial public offering just over a year ago, AAC has increased bed capacity by 92 percent.

Located on a 26-acre campus in suburban Tampa, Fla., River Oaks will provide all levels of care, including detox and intensive outpatient. Amenities will include an indoor fitness center, outdoor tennis and basketball courts, equine therapy, and chef prepared meals.

“River Oaks is our largest de novo project for 2015 with a total investment of more than $18 million, and its opening comes at an opportune time as we continue to expand our presence in Florida,” said Michael Cartwright, chairman and CEO, in a statement. “Based on the number of calls we are receiving from the region, and with more than 90 members of our staff already in place, we anticipate ramping up admissions in short order.”

AAC's other Florida facilities are Singer Island and the Academy, which combined have 77 beds for ambulatory detox but no residential treatment.