By NR Staff • 

Hazelden merges with Betty Ford

Jan Vondrachek, vice president for the organization’s Northwest region, said the merger will make treatment options richer. “It’s going to increase access for our patients on the West Coast,” she said.

Vondrachek noted Betty Ford was based in California and strongest in the West. “Hazelden is very well known in the Midwest, not so on the West Coast,” she said.

“They’re two very quality brands,” she said. And she said the proximity of Betty Ford operations would expand treatment options for Hazelden’s Northwest clients.

The new entity operates 15 residential centers across the U.S. It also operates a number of out-patient treatment facilities, including one in Beaverton.

Both its in- and out-patient facilities use an abstinence-based twelve-step program.

The Newberg center serves about 700 patients a year. It handles mostly paying clients, but also reserves four beds for referrals from the county.

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