Keele Medical Center in Delray Beach to Open in 2023

The standalone center will aim to address the growing need for quality mental health care

Caron Treatment Centers plans to open a new medical facility for mental health treatment in Delray Beach with detox services featuring 40 beds for residential treatment programming, neurocognitive services, research and medical education. Scheduled to open in January 2023, The Keele Medical Center is a 100,000 square feet state-of-the-art medical facility currently under construction at 4575 Linton Blvd. The facility will be staffed with highly credentialed clinicians, physicians, psychologists, psychiatrists and nurses, with specialties that include integrative medicine, internal medicine, addiction medicine and chronic pain.

“We are making a strategic and thoughtful investment in our Caron Florida operations,” Brad Sorte says, Caron’s president and CEO. “In addition to a new facility that represents a larger footprint than even our headquarters in Pennsylvania, Caron Florida will add new Florida programming. The Keele Medical Center will be the first time Caron Florida will provide detox services and Caron’s signature Older Adult Program, which is perfectly targeted for Florida’s population. The need for such services has never been greater, as Florida’s population has rapidly increased since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the demand for healthcare services has outgrown the available supply.”

The Keele Medical Center will fetaure Caron’s Older Adult Program offering comprehensive diagnostic assessment, medically managed care, daily health monitoring, substance use and co-occurring mental health disorder treatment, chronic pain management, on-site physical therapy, and family support. It’s estimated that of 55 million older adults in the U.S., approximately 10 percent will need treatment for substance use disorder.

“In addition to the Older Adult Program, we also recently introduced our Mental Health Program at Caron Florida,” Dr. Phoenix Adams says, Executive Vice President of Programming for Caron Florida. “Our new Mental Health Program is designed to address the much-needed care gap for individuals who can live independently but require personalized attention with 24/7 support as they engage in an integrated therapeutic program that addresses their mental, spiritual and physical health. The pandemic triggered a significant increase in rates of anxiety and depression. More than ever, people are struggling with emotional pain, overwhelming stress, and loss of social connection. There is a great need for our services in Florida and our expansion represents a dedicated focus on our work here.”

Caron Treatment Centers has provided substance use disorder and behavioral health treatment services in Florida for almost 20 years and nearly 70 years at its headquarters in Wernersville, Pennsylvania.

“Substance use disorder is a preventable, highly treatable disease,” continued Sorte. “We believe that recovery is not just possible, but probable. Our leadership has an extensive background in their respective fields and will be an asset to Florida during these times of high anxiety, mental health and substance use challenges. Caron is here to help!”

SFBW Staff
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