Hegira Well being Inc. and Group Care Companies have merged, creating one of many largest psychological well being and substance abuse therapy methods in Wayne County.
The deal between the 2 behavioral well being care suppliers was finalized on March 20, about six months after it was introduced. Phrases weren’t launched.
HHI CEO Carol Zuniga is main the mixed group, which is working as Hegira Well being.
Susan Kozak, previously CEO of Group Care Companies, is now COO of HHI.
The merged group provides a broader community of clinic and community-based, disaster, residential and outpatient psychological well being and substance abuse companies, together with 12 therapy areas in Western Wayne County and the Downriver areas, with a complete employees of practically 500.
CCS staff have been provided positions affording extra profession alternatives throughout the new bigger organizations. All employees positions have been retained and all present areas for each organizations will proceed to function.
The expanded community will give shoppers entry to further areas expanded companies and extra clinicians, Hegira stated in a launch.
“The timing and ensuing influence on present and potential shoppers by becoming a member of our organizations comes at a vital time when funding sources for public behavioral well being sector are unsure and wish has develop into extra widespread,” Zuniga stated in a launch.
“This merger represents the brand new path for psychological well being suppliers, one which paves the way in which for efficiencies and a proactive answer to the growing demand for behavioral well being companies, throughout a interval with fewer group psychological well being clinicians and suppliers.”
By providing extra complete and built-in psychological well being and substance abuse companies, Hegira will enhance entry to care and permit for simpler referral and transition to the suitable degree of companies, Kozak stated within the launch.
“Combining our assets, information and expertise via a shared imaginative and prescient, we’re capable of provide a continuum of care and better array of therapy choices and companies to folks of all ages, from infants to seniors.”
Based in 1971, Livonia-based HHI served 25,000 folks annually earlier than the merger. CCS had been in operation since 1985 and supplied companies to five,000 shoppers a 12 months.
The merger is at the very least the fourth amongst businesses offering psychological well being companies since fall 2020 when CNS Healthcare in Detroit merged with Northeast Built-in Healthcare.
Final August, JVS Human Companies and Kadima Psychological Well being Companies stated they deliberate to merge to adapt to the altering psychological well being funding panorama.
Simply months later in December, Easterseals Michigan and Macomb Oakland Regional Heart introduced their plans to hitch to create one of many largest social companies businesses in area. The deal, anticipated to be accomplished in September, will combine behavioral well being with companies for people who find themselves intellectually and developmentally disabled, amongst different companies.