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MetroHealth Partners with Recovery Resources

The MetroHealth System and Recovery Resources have agreed that MetroHealth will acquire Recovery Resources to enable both parties to collaborate on behavioral health and addiction services. The partnership expands services for the community, allowing current Recovery Resources’ clients and MetroHealth patients to receive coordinated care for mental illness, alcoholism, drug and other addictions.

MetroHealth patients will be able to receive specialized care for behavioral health and addiction disorders from Recovery Resources professionals. Clients under the care of Recovery Resources will have access to MetroHealth services, linking them to additional primary care and preventive care options.

MetroHealth and Recovery Resources share similar missions serving Cuyahoga County’s most vulnerable residents. In 2017, MetroHealth created an Office of Opioid Safety, to address the growing opioid addiction problem. Recovery Resources has been serving clients with mental illness, alcohol and drug addictions since 1955.

“Partnering with Recovery Resources will help us expand our reach and breadth into Cuyahoga County to our region’s most disenfranchised community. There is no time in our history where the need has been greater to battle addiction. The expertise and experience of Recovery Resources, coupled with MetroHealth’s superior health care services for at-risk populations will enable us to connect with patients in ways that will impact our community for generations to come,” said Akram Boutros, MD, President and CEO, The MetroHealth System.

“With the leadership and support of a strong Board of Trustees, Recovery Resources is committed to ensuring that individuals and families affected by mental health and addiction disorders are embraced by a care continuum that addresses both behavioral and physical health needs,” said Pamela Gill, RN, MA, President and Chief Executive Officer, Recovery Resources. “We are excited to join with MetroHealth to build upon our existing primary care partnership and together create a comprehensive and holistic model for those we serve.”

Recovery Resources will maintain its separate nonprofit status and operating structure under the MetroHealth umbrella. Under the agreement, Recovery Resources Board of Directors will include some current members of Recovery Resources as well as those nominated by MetroHealth.