The merger, announced Wednesday, is designed to give patients a more comprehensive approach to addiction and behavioral health services,” including treatment for serious mental illness and a psychiatric intensive care unit.
Fairbanks, an Indianapolis not-for-profit that focuses on treating alcohol and drug addiction, has changed its leadership again, just a year after bringing in a new executive from Ohio.
The possibility of thousands of Indiana residents becoming eligible for addiction treatment under the federal health overhaul has state officials and providers preparing for an expansion.
The $2.5 million expansion will add 7,000 square feet of meeting and office space to Fairbanks’ 86-bed hospital for patients trying to recover from drug and alcohol addictions.
When Helene Cross arrived to lead Fairbanks Addiction Treatment Center in 2001, the alcohol and drug rehabilitation hospital was as sick financially as its patients were physically.