Diamond Healthcare and The Farley Center Address Critical Opioid Epidemic

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

“Changes in Leadership at The Farley Center to Impact More Lives”

1/23/18 (Williamsburg/Richmond, VA) – The impact of the national opioid epidemic is staggering, both to individuals and to society as a whole. Preliminary data compiled by The New York Times indicates that drug overdose deaths exceeded 64,000 in 2016 and continued to worsen in 2017. Drug overdoses are now the leading cause of accidental death in the US according to the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).

On Monday, February 5, Don McCourtney, PhD, CEO of The Farley Center will transition to the position of Corporate Director of Addiction Treatment Services at Diamond Healthcare Corporation (Diamond). In this newly created role, Don will be responsible for the growth of outpatient addiction treatment programs affiliated with The Farley Center and the development of this new service line to Diamond’s existing hospital partners and to other healthcare providers throughout the country.

“We need to do more to help combat this opioid epidemic that seems to impact almost every community,” said Richard Feldman, Diamond’s President and CEO. “64,000 lives and counting, plus the devastation to their families and communities, demands we do more. It’s our mission and is part of our responsibility as a provider of behavioral health and addiction treatment services.”

Feldman continued by noting, “The Farley Center in Williamsburg is an excellent drug and alcohol addiction treatment center that is recognized nationally. While we are using Don’s expertise in the area of addiction services to help impact even more lives, our patients and future patients can still expect the outstanding treatment, care and compassion The Farley Center is known for providing.”

Richard Failla, MS, an experienced freestanding hospital administrator with a background that includes addiction services, will serve as Interim CEO for The Farley Center beginning Monday, February 5.

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About The Farley Center 
The Farley Center provides a continuum of care for individuals who have primary Substance Use Disorders, requiring intensive, in-depth psychotherapeutic intervention, safe detoxification, as well as educational and experiential approaches to assist them into recovery. Many of our patients have been diagnosed with complicating medical conditions, co-occurring and/or personality disorders. Learn more about The Farley Center at www.farleycenter.com.

About Diamond Healthcare Corporation
Diamond Healthcare Corporation owns and operates The Farley Center and The Pavilion at Williamsburg Place. Diamond partners with hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide to implement, improve and expand their behavioral health offerings. Our portfolio of services addresses behavioral health in senior living facilities, correctional centers, inpatient and outpatient units, and includes addiction treatment programs, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and revenue cycle services. As a national innovator with more than 30 years of experience, we strive every day to maintain a leadership position in our field, guided by our core values of quality care, ethical conduct and financial stewardship. Learn more about our services at www.diamondhealth.com.