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L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center Joins Hazelden Betty Ford Patient Care Network Nov 01, 2017

At a news conference today, L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center of HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls was welcomed as the newest member of the Hazelden Betty Ford Patient Care Network.

Toni Simonson, executive director of L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center, said "both organizations are focused on delivering services that result in excellent patient outcomes. The clients of L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center will benefit from this key collaboration as they continue to be served by dedicated colleagues who will now have access to additional research, best practices, and clinical teamwork.

"This joint effort supports our mission and dedication to excellence."

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation launched its Patient Care Network, the first of its kind in the addiction treatment industry, this fall. Members gain access to tools, resources and collaborative consultation for their organization's leadership, staff, patients, families, and communities. This is especially timely as the nation's opioid crisis places added pressures on individuals, families, and communities.

"This important collaboration will enable both organizations to bring our expertise and resources to bear against the opioid crisis and the wider long-standing problems associated with addiction to alcohol and other drugs in the state of Wisconsin," said Bob Poznanovich, executive director of business development and community outreach for the national nonprofit addiction treatment provider Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, which is headquartered in neighboring Minnesota.

He noted Wisconsin has one of the highest per capita rates of alcohol consumption in the country.

"The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has a long history and culture of knowledge-sharing with individuals and organizations," said Poznanovich, "and we are pleased to have a leading-edge provider like L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center working with us to address the addiction crisis in the state of Wisconsin."

"The opioid crisis has lifted the veil on America's long-standing problem with alcohol and other drugs, and it's imperative to work together with leading healthcare organizations like L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center to implement the strategies and systems needed to address this most pervasive of health conditions," said Poznanovich.

Simonson, of L.E. Phillips-Libertas, concluded by saying "we couldn't ask for a better partner - right in our backyard. It makes a lot of sense for us to join this innovative program to move us closer toward our shared goals of improving outcomes and educating the stakeholders in our state on the need to address the disease of addiction."

About the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families, and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It is the nation's leading nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 17 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care to help youth and adults reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique children's program, and is the nation's leader in advocacy and policy for treatment and recovery. Learn more at and on Twitter@hazldnbettyford.

About L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center of HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital
L.E. Phillips-Libertas Treatment Center of HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital provides a full spectrum of adult substance abuse services as well as outpatient mental health and substance abuse services for adolescents. The Treatment Center also offers free monthly, ongoing education and support programs as a community service to the public and professionals. 

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