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Eagleville Hospital and Montgomery County Department of Human Services Host Dedication Ceremony to Celebrate Opening of the Arcadia House

L-R Maureen Pollock, Eagleville Hospital CEO; Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners and interim medical director of the Montgomery County Health Department; and Dr. Michael Frost, Eagleville Hospital medical director, recently dedicated the opening of the Arcadia House, a new evidence-based treatment program at Eagleville Hospital for young men battling opioid and heroin addiction.

Unique evidence-based treatment program to combat the opioid and heroin epidemic

WHAT:

In partnership with the Montgomery County Department of Human Services, Eagleville Hospital is announcing the opening of Arcadia House — a unique evidence-based treatment program for young men ages 18 through 26. Through a $600,000 reinvestment grant from the Montgomery County Department of Human Services, Eagleville Hospital is expanding services to specifically reach the increasing number of young adults in Montgomery County with substance use disorders and the growing overdose death rate from opioid pain relievers and heroin. Pennsylvania now leads the nation in drug overdoses among men ages 12 – 25 and ranks 9th in the country among the general population.

Arcadia House is a modular unit that will now provide an additional 16 beds at Eagleville and will serve an estimated 200 – 300 individuals over the course of one year — providing a rapid response to a growing issue in Montgomery County and helping reduce the number of people placed on wait lists for access to non-hospital rehabilitation beds, as treatment delays result in continued substance use. This will be a counseling driven program that delivers specialized treatment for 90 days, staffed by a Doctoral Fellow, therapist, social worker/case manager, and ‘House Managers’ that will be trained and monitored by counseling.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 26, 2016, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

9:00 AM: Remarks will begin

  • Maureen Pollock, CEO of Eagleville Hospital
  • Dr. Valerie Arkoosh, Vice Chair of the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners
  • Denise Kitson, Director of Counseling Services at Eagleville Hospital
9:30 AM: Tours of Arcadia House will be offered

WHERE: Eagleville House

100 Eagleville Road
Eagleville, PA 19403

KEY VISUALS:

  • Remarks by Eagleville Hospital and Montgomery County officials, as well as opportunity for one-on-one interviews
  • A tour of Arcadia House, new modular unit with 16 additional beds to serve residents of Montgomery County
  • Eagleville Hospital and Montgomery County staff and representatives in attendance

About Eagleville Hospital

Celebrating 50 years of extraordinary service to the community in the treatment of addiction, Eagleville Hospital is an independent, non-profit, specialty hospital providing services to residents of the Southeastern Pennsylvania region and beyond. Each year, over 4,500 adults are admitted to Eagleville with serious substance use disorders, mental health problems and co-occurring disorders. Most are traditionally underserved, with limited resources, and in need of many societal supports.

L-R Charles Clark, Therapist; Denise Kitson, Director of Counseling Services; Mary Foley, Post-Doctoral Fellow and Clinical Coordinator; Christine Jeffers, House Manager; and Jennifer Churach, Case Manager.
L-R Charles Clark, Therapist; Denise Kitson, Director of Counseling Services; Mary Foley, Post-Doctoral
Fellow and Clinical Coordinator; Christine Jeffers, House Manager; and Jennifer Churach, Case Manager.

Arcadia House
Arcadia House