OCONOMOWOC, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Rogers Behavioral Health announced it plans to open an office in the Philadelphia market beginning in early 2017, providing convenient local access to specialized mental health care for surrounding communities.
Rogers Behavioral Health--Philadelphia will lease space within an office building at 1 Winding Drive, in the Wynnefield section of Philadelphia. This is a mixed use area known as Presidential City on the west side of the Philadelphia metro area. Rogers plans to offer specialized outpatient programs for children, teens and adults struggling with mood disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related anxiety disorders. Additional program options remain under review.
Accompanying this news was the announcement that Martin Franklin, PhD, will serve as clinical director. Franklin is considered a leader in the field of OCD and anxiety treatment, particularly for treatment of children and teens. Franklin also serves as an associate professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. He will be joined by Brian Haney, of Glenside, Pennsylvania, who will manage the office as director of operations.
“We have successfully extended our services to five states in the past two years as part of our desire to respond to the growing demand for quality mental health services,” said James Ledbetter, vice president of regional partial hospital operations for Rogers, which is headquartered in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. “Our goal with these specialized services is to complement and fill gaps in services in these national markets.”
“We’re pleased to bring our strong legacy in behavioral healthcare to Philadelphia. With the expertise of Dr. Franklin and the rest of our team, we can offer local options in care,” added Stephanie Eken, MD, FAAP, regional medical director. “With this location, we can provide the specialized day treatment someone needs. These programs can also be a convenient, local step up or step down in care for someone from the Northeast or East Coast who has sought us out for our nationally recognized residential programs in Wisconsin.”
Rogers’ Philadelphia location will join a network of regional locations opened since September 2014. Other locations include Tampa, Nashville, Chicago and Minneapolis markets. Rogers also has three behavioral health hospitals and six outpatient centers in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin-based Rogers Behavioral Health is a private, not-for-profit system nationally recognized for its specialized psychiatry and addiction services. Anchored by Rogers Memorial Hospital, Rogers offers multiple levels of evidence-based treatment for adults, children and adolescents with depression and mood disorders, eating disorders, addiction, obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder in multiple locations. For more information, visit www.rogershospital.org or www.rogersbh.org.