RUSSELL, Ky. — Addiction Recovery Care Closes on Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital Purchase, Moves Forward with Plans to Bring Comprehensive Treatment Center to Eastern Kentucky.
Treatment with an end goal is coming to Greenup County. Addiction Recovery Care (ARC), a national leader in treatment and recovery, has closed on its purchase agreement with Bon Secours Mercy Health for a portion of the former Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital campus in Greenup County, Kentucky and is moving forward with plans to bring a comprehensive, new treatment center to the community.
ARC’s nationally recognized “Crisis to Career” model is a four-phase, year-long program that combines substance use disorder treatment, primary care, counseling and peer support with life skills, education and job training to set up clients for long-term success.
“This is an exciting milestone as we continue our work to deliver lifesaving treatment and recovery services to our community members who are struggling with substance use disorder,” said Tim Robinson, founder and CEO of Addiction Recovery Care. “We are thankful for the tremendous support we’ve received from state and local officials to bring this project to fruition and look forward to making a positive difference in Greenup County and the surrounding areas.”
“We are facing an unprecedented mental health and substance use disorder crisis across the country in the wake of the COVID pandemic. The good news is that we are more equipped than ever to provide the treatment necessary to help save lives,” said Congressman Hal Rogers, Dean of the House. “Addiction Recovery Care is taking treatment to the next level in Kentucky by providing care for these co-occurring disorders. This new facility will provide hope to individuals and families who may have otherwise given up on recovery and support close to home. I am thankful to partner with champions like ARC to keep hope alive and well for individuals battling these relentless challenges.”
ARC first announced its plans to develop the campus in December 2021, following the hospital’s 2020 closure after nearly 70 years of service. It finalized the purchase agreement for a portion of the campus in March 2022. ARC is working toward a partial opening date in late 2023/early 2024, with renovations expected to begin before the end of Q1. The treatment facility is expected to create approximately 200 new, local jobs, including nurses, counselors, case managers and maintenance workers, pending the building code’s determination on occupancy rate.
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