Rockford’s largest substance abuse and behavioral health treatment agency just got a little bigger, as an expansion will allow its reach to extend throughout the Midwest.
Rosecrance announced it is merging with Iowa-based Jackson Recovery Centers, which also serves clients in South Dakota, Nebraska, and Minnesota.
The merger will allow Rosecrance to operate in 60 locations across six states.
The agency says it will be able to enhance its behavioral health treatment services and provide more integrated services than ever before.
This is the fourth merger Rosecrance has undergone since 2011.
Officials with the company say its patients stand to benefit the most.
“It’s the opportunity to bring other like-minded, similar organizations,” said Anne Boccignone, Rosecrance’s Vice President of Communications and Development. “This is another high quality provider, another non-profit organization, similar to us. We bring these resources together and combine our strengths so that we can better sustain and serve more people.”
The merger isn’t finalized just yet, but it is expected to be completed by the middle of next year. However, Jackson will be considered a Rosecrance affiliate as of January 1st, 2019.