Pavillon breaks ground on patient admissions center

Published 2:03 pm Friday, December 17, 2010

Friends, donors, board members and guests braved the unusually cold temperatures recently to celebrate with Pavillon Treatment Center the official groundbreaking of its new patient admissions welcome center.

The 6,500-square-foot facility is being constructed on the 141-acre campus in Mill Spring.

Once completed, the new center will house patient admissions and intake counseling, family intervention and administrative support services. It will alleviate serious overcrowding in the existing facility, thereby clearing way for renovations to accommodate a new medical detoxification unit, updated clinical treatment areas and address patient treatment needs.

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CEO Anne Vance told the group that support, dedication, involvement and good will by so many people over the last 15 years have enabled Pavillon to become known as the preeminent treatment center for the treatment and recovery surrounding addiction and its related disorders.

We are especially excited about this milestone today, said Tom Covington, chair of Pavillons board of directors. I couldnt be more proud to be a part of such an outstanding treatment facility whose competency in the field of addiction treatment is matched only by their compassion for suffering individuals and families.

Ambrose Mills, director of the Polk County Economic Development Commission, said, Of course this is an economic boost for Polk County, but more importantly, this will help Pavillon expand its provision of a very necessary resource to thousands of individuals and families dealing with alcoholism and addiction.

Since opening in 1996 as a non-profit residential center for the treatment and recovery of addiction, Pavillon has housed virtually all patient and administrative services under one roof.

An increasing patient census, along with corresponding growth in staff, has resulted in serious overcrowding and a growing concern for patient and family privacy.

The new welcome center is part of the Giving Back, Going Forward Capital Campaign. While operating revenues will supply a portion of the funds for construction of the center, philanthropy will also play a major role, said Lynn Neill, director of development for Pavillon.

Pavillon provides residential and outpatient addiction treatment, education and continuing care programs for patients and family members from around the nation. Pavillon is not-for-profit and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Services, CARF.

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