HCN News & Notes

BHN to Acquire Phoenix House’s Massachusetts Portfolio of Substance-use Treatment Programs

SPRINGFIELD — Behavioral Health Network Inc. (BHN) announced it will assume Phoenix House’s Massachusetts substance-use programs located in Springfield, Holyoke, and Dorchester, effective early in November, in order to ensure optimal fiscal and clinical stability of the programs.

The programs that BHN will assume include Phoenix House’s outpatient operations in Springfield, which provide integrated care for adults with substance-use and behavioral-health issues; and Phoenix House’s residential treatment programs located in Springfield, Holyoke, and Dorchester, which provide individualized and family-focused, trauma-informed care through their residential, evidenced-based substance-use treatment services.

Phoenix House’s Massachusetts programs are part of Phoenix Houses of New England, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) substance-use treatment organization that serves more than 3,500 men and women annually through 14 programs in four states.

“The Phoenix House programs provide an invaluable service to the community and those in recovery, and we are extremely pleased to be able to add them to BHN’s addiction and recovery services and to ensure their continued operation,” BHN CEO Steve Winn said.

Phoenix House New England’s president and CEO, Pete Mumma, added that “healthcare organizations everywhere are responding to changing market pressures by growing significantly larger, often through mergers and acquisitions. We are thrilled that our Massachusetts programs and staff will continue operating seamlessly and will be joining such a great organization as BHN.”