Phoenix House Announces New CEO and Clinical Initiatives Agreement with Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

ANN BRAY--small filePhoenix House and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, two of the nation’s leading nonprofit addiction treatment providers, have announced that they have entered into a clinical initiatives agreement.

In a joint statement, the CEOs of the organizations – Mark Mishek for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and Ann Bray, the newly appointed CEO of Phoenix House – said, “The agreement will allow us to share ‘best practices’ to enrich both organizations’ ability to offer effective treatment services to more individuals across broad population demographics. This collaboration will help us improve outcomes and quality for patients through sharing of clinical protocols, enhanced cross-organizational training and education, development of effective recovery support systems, enrichment of services to meet the needs of a rapidly changing market, and creation of innovative new approaches to improve the lives of people suffering from addiction.”

Ann Bray joined Phoenix House on July 1. Before her appointment, she was Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

Phoenix House operates more than 120 programs that provide a broad array of behavioral health services across 10 states and the District of Columbia. The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation offers treatment services at 16 locations across the nation.

“We share similar missions,” the leaders continued, pointing out that the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s mission is to be a force of healing and hope for individuals, families, and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. The mission of Phoenix House is to serve those persons, families, and communities whose lives are threatened, disrupted, or otherwise burdened by addiction and related behavioral concerns.

The clinical initiatives agreement supports Phoenix House’s long tradition of providing high-quality care to individuals, families, and communities affected by addiction to alcohol or other drugs. The agreement is also consistent with the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s strategic plan that calls for broadening its mission and growing its capabilities to serve more people through agreements with other organizations in the addiction treatment space.

Find out more about the programs and services offered at Phoenix House, or call our toll-free number today: 1 888-671-9392.

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  • ljohnson

    Hi Amie, Thank you for reaching out. We passed your inquiry to our clinical team. They will be in touch if they have a recommendation. –Liana Johnson, Phoenix House