GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 31, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- MedMark Treatment Centers Kentwood, a BayMark Health Services
Michigan is among those states experiencing tragic increases in the numbers of opioid overdose deaths driven by prescription drug misuse and other illicit opioid use. According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, in 2016 2,356 residents died of a drug overdose, which is more deaths than were recorded from car accidents that same year. Additionally, overdose deaths involving any kind of opioids have increased more than 17 times from 1999 to 2016.1
"The opioid epidemic continues nationwide and there was a two-fold increase in overdose deaths in Michigan since 2012." said David K. White, Ph.D., CEO of BayMark Health Services. "The damage caused by the disease of addiction to individuals, families and communities can be reduced by improving access to proven treatment options. BayMark selected the Kentwood location to fulfill a need for our evidence-based, medication-assisted treatment in the Greater Grand Rapids area."
To celebrate the clinic opening MedMark will be providing refreshments and sweets from a local favorite, Marge's Donut Den. A number of notable speakers will be sharing remarks about the opioid epidemic and recovery community including Michigan House Speaker Tom Leonard, Alano Club Executive Director Grant Young and Community Advocate Stefan Johnson. Additionally the Kentwood Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to perform an official ribbon-cutting ceremony welcoming MedMark Treatment Centers to the community.
Chief Operating Officer Frank Baumann noted, "We are grateful to have received such a warm reception from the local recovery community, and are pleased to be bringing the much needed service to this area. Our Kentwood facility was fully renovated, offering treatment in a safe, modern medical facility for those struggling with the disease of opioid addiction. This open house will be an opportunity for us to celebrate with the community we look forward to supporting in the coming years."
Orion Construction performed a complete renovation of previously vacant space that included interior demolition, new electrical, mechanical, plumbing, reception desk, treatment rooms, medical offices, bathrooms, family counseling rooms, kitchen, and state-of-the-art security system. The 4,109 square-foot build-out took approximately three months to complete. A representative for Orion Construction said, "Congratulations to MedMark Treatment Centers on the grand opening of their new West Michigan facility. It was a smooth build out and above all else, a rewarding project for our team. MedMark provides valuable services to assist in managing a misunderstood issue in our community. We wish them success and thank them for the opportunity to be part of the solution in West Michigan." For more information on MedMark visit: http://www.MedMark.com.
BayMark Health Services
BayMark Health Services provides medication-assisted treatment to more than 46,000 patients in recovery from opioid use disorder. Our outpatient programs deliver medically supervised treatment, in a variety of modalities and settings, to meet the diverse needs of our patients who struggle with the use of prescription pain medication or other opiates. The BayMark continuum of patient-focused services includes highly structured opioid treatment programs utilizing methadone or buprenorphine and office-based buprenorphine programs, both of which incorporate counseling as part of an individualized treatment plan; as well as, ambulatory withdrawal management services with naltrexone therapy, residential treatment and recovery support services.
Orion Construction Inc. Orion, founded in 2000, is a multi-service construction company and development firm in West Michigan with a mission of revitalizing urban cores and local economies through high quality new construction, renovation, restoration and design/build services. The firm specializes in mixed-use development, industrial, institutional, retail and multi-family construction. Orion is widely recognized throughout Michigan as a leader in developing successful public/private partnerships and working with neighborhoods and local governments to achieve mutually beneficial and economically sustainable projects. Visit http://www.orionbuilt.com/.
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