Officials from Washington Health System (WHS) announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Gateway Rehabilitation Center for purchase of the health system-owned drug and alcohol rehabilitation locations known as the Greenbriar Treatment Centers. Under this agreement, all Greenbriar Treatment Center services will become a part of the Gateway Rehab addiction treatment network. It is anticipated this transaction will be completed by June 30, 2022.
Brook Ward, President and CEO of Washington Health System said, “Greenbriar and Gateway have historically been the leading providers of drug and alcohol-related health services in the Pittsburgh market and beyond. The proposed merger will enable the community, family members of those seeking treatment, and our referring healthcare professionals, to have a centralized and streamlined system to coordinated care for patients.”
Benefits from the proposed agreement will keep the focus on the patient(s) that need help during their road to recovery. This includes a financially sustainable model for drug and alcohol services within our communities and continuing to provide the highest quality addiction and recovery treatments to the local members of our community while also managing costs. As the health care industry continues to evolve, providers and consumers are both seeking solutions that meet public demands for coordinated care, at a reasonable cost.
Mr. Ward also said, “We have been living in a rapidly changing healthcare environment for many years now and the need for addiction services in our area has always been imperative.” Now with the pandemic, the need is even greater and regionally focused alignments like this are a great way to deliver top-rated care to local residents. “In order to best serve our community, WHS sought a partner that showed the interest and ability to maintain the high level of care and services we have always provided to our community,” explained Mr. Ward.
Over the last several months, the leaders of WHS and Gateway Rehab determined that the best way to ensure a strong future for the delivery of addiction treatment was to join forces.
James Troup, President and Chief Executive Officer of Gateway Rehab, stated, “With this proposed transaction, staff, patients, partners and the community can be assured that services will continue to be provided including the long-term treatment facility located inside WHS Greene, in Waynesburg Pennsylvania.” Also, the vast majority of Greenbriar Treatment Center employees will be offered positions through Gateway Rehab and this transition will not affect services provided in the immediate future.
Troup added, “Greenbriar Treatment Center is a strong fit with Gateway Rehab’s mission and philosophy. Both companies have similar values and principles including treating everyone with respect and dignity while also recognizing every individual is unique in their path to recovery.”
Between now and June 30th, representatives of the three organizations will be finalizing all standard “due diligence” and completing documents related to the closing of the transaction. Once the transaction is complete, Gateway will operate the long-term inpatient residential facility, located inside WHS Greene (350 Bonar Ave., Waynesburg) as well as the Greenbriar Detoxification & Inpatient facility in Washington Pa, and the outpatient facilities in North Strabane, Monroeville, New Kensington, South Hills, Squirrel Hill, Wexford, Robinson, and two halfway houses (one for men and one for women).
About Washington Health System
Employing more than 2,000 highly trained medical professionals, Washington Health System provides health care services centered at its flagship 260 licensed bed hospital in Washington, Pa., and at more than 40 off-site locations throughout three counties. In addition, Washington Health System has diagnostic centers, outpatient care facilities, the Wilfred R. Cameron Wellness Center, Greenbriar Treatment Center, and hospice care, all seamlessly working together to provide excellent patient-and-family-centered care.
About Gateway Rehabilitation Center
Gateway Rehab has been providing trusted addiction recovery treatment and support since 1972. Servicing western PA, eastern Ohio and more, Gateway Rehab offers a full continuum of care including detox, inpatient, outpatient, recovery-supportive housing, and peer recovery programming. Recovery is within reach with Gateway Rehab’s comprehensive, proven recovery solutions to treat substance use disorders. Learn more at www.gatewayrehab.org.