Meridian Behavioral Health Expands into Rochester, Minnesota, Area with Newest Facility

Leading mental health and chemical dependency company Meridian to
expand its innovative care model to serve addiction treatment needs of
southern Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS & ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Meridian Behavioral Health has announced its investment in the former
Guest House property in Rochester, Minnesota. The facility will be
developed as a mental health and chemical dependency treatment center
for adult men.


This new facility allows Meridian to extend its innovative model of
addiction treatment care to serve an unmet need for health and chemical
dependency in southern Minnesota. Drug and alcohol addiction impacts 1
in 3 families, with 90 percent of those effected receiving inadequate
treatment or no treatment at all.

“Addiction is a hugely prevalent and horribly undertreated disease,”
said Fran Sauvageau, President and CEO of Meridian. “We look forward to
expanding service offerings in southern Minnesota to help those in need
find a path to recovery.”

Meridian is a leading behavioral healthcare company in Minnesota, and
the chosen care provider for nearly 8,000 clients annually. It offers a
range of substance abuse and addiction treatment services, including
medication-assisted treatment. At a time when the region suffers from a
shortage of behavioral health services, Meridian continues to invest in
new facilities and programs. Most recently, Meridian opened Beauterre
Recovery Institute, an innovative 60-bed residential addiction facility
for adults and licensed professionals in Owatonna, Minnesota.

The new Rochester treatment center, to be named Oakridge Treatment
Center, is planned to offer a 70-bed men’s residential program. Modeled
after Meridian’s other programs, Oakridge will provide a holistic,
individualized approach to care. It is expected to open in late 2016.
The center is located about five miles from downtown Rochester on an
expansive wooded lot and will provide care to both privately and
publically funded clients.

“When it comes to addiction treatment and recovery, every person has
different needs,” said Dr. Bud Lile, Chief Medical Officer of Meridian.
“Like our other programs, Oakridge will tailor treatment plans based on
the needs of the individual, specifically addressing the co-occurring
mental health issues often intertwined with chemical dependency. The
serene, rustic location makes it an ideal therapeutic setting.”

About Meridian Behavioral Health
Meridian Behavioral Health
is a leading and one of the fastest growing behavioral healthcare
platforms in the country. The company treats individuals suffering from
substance use disorders with co-occurring mental illness across its
extensive network of residential, outpatient and a medication-assisted
treatment centers. For more than 25 years, Meridian has developed and
refined an innovative, evidence-based approach to care focused on the
addictive disease treatment model. Visit www.meridianprograms.com
or call 1.877.367.1715.

Contacts

Meridian Behavioral Health, LLC
John Seymour, 612-454-2306