Grand Opening Event for Elkton IOP
On Tuesday, January 24, Ashley Addiction Treatment celebrated the grand opening of our newest Intensive Outpatient Program at Union Hospital in Elkton, Maryland. Although the program had a soft opening on December 12th and was recently featured in the Cecil Whig — the January 24th event was an open house to the community to celebrate and learn more about the program.
Official Ribbon Cutting (from left to right: Marc Butler, Fr. Mark Hushen, Dr. Rick Szumel, Dr. Mariana Izraelson, Ken Collins, Rod Kornrumpf)
Executives from Ashley and Union Hospital spoke at the event in regards to the partnership. Ashley President, Fr. Mark Hushen stated, “Our goal is to bring comprehensive care in an atmosphere of awakening, providing treatment that is individualized, integrated and innovative.”
Ashley President, Fr. Mark Hushen speaking to event guests
Director of Cecil County Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center, Ken Collins, talked about the harsh impact the opioid epidemic has had on the community and the essential need Ashley is providing for an inclusive program with quality care. “I think Ashley has a long legacy of success and a proven reputation for providing treatment excellence,” said Collins.
Ken Collins, Director of Cecil County Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center, speaking to crowd
Dr. Mariana Izraelson, Director of Outpatient Programs for Ashley Addiction Treatment said, “We’re invested, we care and we believe in recovery, more than you will ever know. What we want is to identify what is the best care for that particular patient. We offer them integrated, innovative, evidence-based therapy to really help them feel better to go back to life and to focus on recovery.” Dr. Izraelson also noted that Ashley’s first outpatient program in Bel Air, Maryland has seen a completion rate of 65 to 75 percent— which is extraordinary and very uncommon in the field.
Director of Outpatient Programs, Dr. Mariana Izraelson
The program will be able to treat up to 150 patients at the Elkton location and offers detoxification, medication-assisted treatment, group therapy, and individual therapy and accepts private insurance and medical assistance.
Group Therapy Room in Elkton
“It is with a great deal of pride that we’re able to offer services of such an esteemed organization as Ashley to our community, but it is also with a sense of duty and responsibility that we have for the health of our community,” said Union Hospital CEO Dr. Rick Szumel.
Dr. Rick Szumel, Union Hospital CEO