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National Addiction Treatment, Mental Health Leader Hazelden Betty Ford Promotes Physician to be Next CEO

CENTER CITY, Minnesota (February 25, 2021) – Joseph Lee, MD, has been promoted to become the eighth president and CEO of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, effective June 28. An experienced addiction medicine doctor and child and adolescent psychiatrist whose parents immigrated to the U.S. from Seoul, South Korea, Lee will be the first physician and […]

New Dean Selected at Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies

Dr. Kevin Doyle to support future counselors treating substance use and mental health disorders Center City, Minn. (Jan. 27, 2021) – Dr. Kevin Doyle began his tenure this week as dean at the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, a school with a singular and high-demand focus: training and educating counselors who will lead […]

Anoka-Hennepin District Partners with Hazelden Betty Ford

New substance use prevention, screening and support services to help students, families in Minnesota’s largest school district CENTER CITY (Dec. 1, 2020) – Minnesota’s largest school district and the nation’s leading addiction and mental health treatment provider today announced a unique collaboration that will help high school students with issues related to mental health, substance use […]

Virtual Outpatient Addiction Care Produces Promising Outcomes

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation shares early data CENTER CITY (Oct. 8, 2020) – In late March, the flurry of everyday life quieted to the hum of laptops and the vibration of a phone, and addiction care—like so much else—found a new path forward. Pandemic restrictions prompted a pivot from on-site intensive outpatient (IOP) treatment to […]

Rates of Follow-up After a Diagnosis of Depression Show Substantial Room for Improvement

MNCM releases its Depression Care in Minnesota: Adults and Adolescents report MINNEAPOLIS (September 24, 2020) – MN Community Measurement, an independent nonprofit organization that empowers health care decision makers with meaningful data to drive improvement, has released a new report on outcomes for treatment of depression in Minnesota.  The Depression Care in Minnesota: Adults and […]

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota Expands Access Statewide To Supportive Care Services From Livio Health

Virtual Care Available Statewide at No Additional Cost for Medicare Advantage and Fully Insured Commercial Members SAINT PAUL, Minn., Sept. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota (Blue Cross) today announced that supportive care services from Livio Health will be expanded for the second time this year, making access available to more than 240,000 Blue […]

World-Champion Gymnast Aly Raisman Partners with Sanvello to Advance Mental Health Solutions

Leading behavioral care provider also introduces nationwide availability of new mental health coaching services and expands therapy offering to 10 states MINNETONKA, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sanvello Health, Inc., a leading digital mental health care provider and a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, today announced a new partnership with gold medal gymnast and wellness advocate, Aly Raisman. The […]

For the Record with Dr. Russell Morfitt, Co-Founder and Clinical Leader, Learn to Live

Dr. Russ Morfitt is the Co-Founder and Chief Psychology Officer of Learn to Live. He earned his Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Minnesota and has been helping people live better lives for more than 20 years, first through treating anxiety in underserved populations in his clinical practice and, in recent years, through delivering […]

Military ‘battle buddy’ system comes to hospitals and clinics

Via University of Minnesota “’This situation is new for everyone—a pandemic is one of the few instances in civilian life [in which] healthcare workers are faced with the possibility of risk to self and risk to family while caring for patients,’ says Barbara Gold, a professor in the Department of Anesthesiology.” “In MinnRAP, healthcare workers […]

Fairview Launches Innovative Workplace Behavioral Health Service For Employers

Newest offering to suite of workplace services focuses on improving behavioral health and well-being while lowering employer health care costs MINNEAPOLIS — To help address growing behavioral health challenges in the region and rising employer health care costs, Fairview Employer Solutions today launched Behavioral Health & Well-Being. Much more than a traditional Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Fairview’s […]

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