Meridian Behavioral Health Acquires New Beginnings Minnesota

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 Mental Health News
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Transaction unites Minnesota's premier addiction recovery service providers

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 25, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Meridian Behavioral Health, one of the nation's fastest-growing behavioral

health and addiction service providers, has acquired New Beginnings Minnesota, a Waverly, MN-based provider of inpatient and outpatient substance abuse care.

The acquisition is Meridian's third in 2017 and makes the network the largest provider of behavioral health services in Minnesota. Nationwide, Meridian now operates over 30 inpatient and outpatient facilities across five states, employing more than 1,200 people who help over 13,000 patients annually on their path to recovery.

"Bringing New Beginnings into the Meridian family is a tremendous source of personal and professional pride for me and the entire Meridian team," said Fran Sauvageau, CEO of Meridian Behavioral Health. "Their patient-centric approach to recovery aligns perfectly with the values of our own care model and provides Minnesotans greater access to a full continuum of care through our residential, outpatient and medication-assisted therapy services."

New Beginnings' headquarters and primary inpatient facilities are located one hour west of the Twin Cities on a historic lakeside property once owned by former U.S. Senator and Vice President Hubert Humphrey. The residential campuses are supported by six outpatient clinics located in Minnetonka, Elk River, Litchfield, Olivia, St. Peter, and Worthington, MN. All of these facilities follow New Beginnings' evidence-based chemical dependency care model, a comprehensive interdisciplinary program combining education, prevention, and intervention techniques.   

"As the epidemic of addiction continues to ravage our communities, healthcare providers need every tool available to help patients restore their lives," said Lane Elmer, CEO of New Beginnings. "Combining forces with Meridian allows us to expand that toolset and continue our 35-year history of helping patients achieve life-long recovery."

About Meridian Behavioral Health Based in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Meridian Behavioral Health is one of the leading behavioral health networks in the country. For nearly 30 years, Meridian has developed and refined its evidence-based addictive disease care model, providing psychiatric and substance abuse treatment services across a broad continuum of care. This includes inpatient, residential, outpatient and medication-assisted treatment. To address the shortage of behavioral healthcare services and improve patient access, Meridian continues to invest in new facilities and programs nationally. Today, Meridian provides care through a variety of campuses and clinics in Minnesota, North Dakota, Maryland, Vermont and Louisiana. Meridian's innovative care model, expanding treatment center network and strong corporate infrastructure have helped the company to become a crucial recovery resource for patients and their communities. For more information, visit or find the company on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Contact: John Seymour Meridian Behavioral Health 612.454.2306


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