New Jersey Approves Non-profits' New Partnership to Expand Population Health Care for Exceptional People With Developmental Disabilities and Behavioral Health Challenges

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Woods Services and Legacy Treatment Services affiliate to transform clinical care in New Jersey and Pennsylvania

LANGHORNE, Pa., Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- New Jersey officials have given Legacy Treatment Services of

Hainesport, N.J., the go-ahead to formally affiliate with Woods Services of Langhorne, Pa. The affiliation, effective Jan. 1, 2019, is another bold move in Woods Services' strategic transformation plan to expand its comprehensive, coordinated approach to care for exceptional people with complex medical and behavioral healthcare needs due to a wide range of intellectual and developmental disabilities, genetic disorders, child welfare issues, and brain trauma.    

Legacy Treatment is the fifth non-profit human services agency to affiliate with Woods Services and the third in New Jersey. "We are delighted that Legacy will be joining Woods, Archway Programs, Allies, Inc., Woods Community at Brian's House, and Tabor Services as part of the Woods family," said Kevin Sheetz, Board Chair of Woods Services. "Together, we are creating a dynamic population health management organization that draws on our combined expertise to provide the highest quality of compassionate and evidenced-based care," he said.

The partnership between Woods Services and Legacy Treatment Services, first announced in June 2018, grew from a mutual dedication to achieving exceptional outcomes for the children and adults each organization serves. Woods had already embarked on a plan to significantly bolster its clinical programming and was looking for a leader in evidence-based treatment and clinical care to help lay the foundation for future programming. It found that leader in Legacy, which not only provided the blueprint, but the expertise and support Woods needed to help launch its "Clinical Transformation" in late 2018. The goal was to develop new clinical treatment models tailored to the specific populations of children with intellectual disabilities that Woods serves. "Our four new clinical models enable us to treat, in an integrated way, the primary issues that are keeping individuals from being successful and utilize a variety of strategies for improved outcomes," said Tine Hansen-Turton, Woods' President and CEO. Highlights of the program include a major investment in clinical and support staff, enhancing clinician-to-client ratios, and implementing evidence-based, outcome-driven interventions and treatment-based assessments.

Effective with the affiliation, Roy Leitstein, CEO of Legacy Treatment Services, takes on additional responsibilities as Woods first Chief of Population Health Strategy. "We know that this new affiliation will give both organizations access to exceptionally innovative and dynamic services to positively impact every individual we serve," said Leitstein. The joining of Legacy Treatment Services to the Wood's family brings together the industry leaders in services for individuals with developmental disabilities and behavioral healthcare. Gloria Miller, Legacy Treatment Services Board Chair said, "Legacy Treatment Services is excited to have found a partner with a shared sense of mission and organizational culture that believes in doing what is best for our consumers and staff. We are excited to collaborate with Woods services to further expand our continuum of services."

Together, Woods and its five affiliates serve more than 18,000 people with developmental and behavioral challenges and employ approximately 6,000 dedicated people.

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About Woods Services Woods Services is a nonprofit, multi-service population health management and advocacy organization that along with five affiliate organizations provides innovative, comprehensive and integrated health, education, housing, workforce, behavioral health and case management services to more than 18,000 children and adults in the intellectual and developmental disability, child welfare, behavioral and brain trauma public health sectors who have complex and intensive medical and behavioral healthcare needs. Founded in 1913 by Philadelphia schoolteacher Mollie Woods with two simple goals – to advance quality of life and standard of care for individuals with disabilities – Woods Services continues its mission today by helping children and adults with disabilities or challenges to achieve their highest potential. For more information, visit woods.org.    

About Legacy Treatment Services Legacy Treatment Services, a 501c3 nonprofit, was created as a merger between The Drenk Center and The Children's Home in addition to an affiliation with Community Treatment Solutions. Independently, each organization was an expert and preferred provider in the programs and services they delivered. Each agency was known for its innovation, responsiveness to the communities they served and willingness to do whatever it takes. Together, the newly formed Legacy Treatment Services became a vibrant agency utilizing cutting-edge technology and evidence-based practice in treatment and clinical care.

 

SOURCE Legacy Treatment Services



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