Glenbeigh has started construction of a new $3 million extended-care facility, which will add 16 more beds for drug and alcohol treatment. Extended, or residential, care is for those who have completed an inpatient treatment plan but need more time to adjust and focus on issues surrounding recovery. Glenbeigh's extended care program—the only one between Pennsylvania and Minnesota—emphasizes the 12-step recovery process in all facets of daily living, as well as personal development principles that prevent relapse.
The center's addiction treatment programs boast a consistent 98 percent occupancy rate, leading to waiting lists, said Glenbeigh CEO Pat Weston-Hall.
The new facility will be 13,500 square feet and will offer a great room, communal kitchen, offices for counseling, laundry facilities and storage. It will also help free space for inpatients, yet provide patients with additional counseling prior to leaving Glenbeigh.
"We know the value of extended care. It makes a significant difference in the lives of those suffering from addiction," Weston-Hall said. "Chemical dependency, unfortunately, is an escalating problem across the United States. Glenbeigh serves patients from across the country, not just Ashtabula County and not just Ohio."
Providing options for patients
The new facility, the fifth expansion in the past 10 years, brings the network's total investment in Glenbeigh to more than $8 million in that time frame.
In 2006, a 22,000-square-foot addition to the Rock Creek campus included a new main entrance, 25 inpatient beds, offices and living amenities. Glenbeigh opened 16‑bed women's and men's transitional facilities in 2011 and 2012, respectively, in addition to the Gatehouse in 2014, which houses up to 10 patients.
In each of the multimillion dollar expansions, the goal was to provide additional housing and treatment options for new patients. For example, the 2010 women's extended-treatment facility and the 2012 men's extended-treatment facility provide additional space to continue substance abuse education. The classes in the extended-care program include topics on living skills and recreational activities. The program continues the recovery process by allowing patients to practice applying the 12-step principles they have learned in a structured environment.
In the past 10 years, Glenbeigh also opened outpatient treatment centers in Toledo and Canton. It also operates centers in Rocky River; Erie, Pennsylvania; Beachwood; and Niles.
Offering a road to recovery
"The expansions at Glenbeigh represent the ACMC Healthcare System's continued commitment and investment in the patients and communities we serve," said ACMC President and CEO Michael Habowski. "It is unfortunate that so many people are battling drug and alcohol addiction, but we are so very fortunate to have the staff and facilities of Glenbeigh to help them on their road to recovery."