Magazine article Addiction Professional

Enterhealth Ranch: Van Alstyne, Texas

Magazine article Addiction Professional

Enterhealth Ranch: Van Alstyne, Texas

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Since opening its doors in late 2008, Enterhealth Ranch has always prioritized quality and thoroughness over speed in its treatment of alcohol and drug addiction.

"We're big believers that what helps people get better is time," says David M. Kniffen Jr., CEO and president.

It's no surprise, then, that Enterhealth is taking a long view with its facility upgrades, too. The residential treatment program, located just north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area in Texas, is nearing the halfway point of a three-year, $3 million renovation project.

"Patients are looking for solutions that work, and what's coming to market in the way programs are being deployed today are things that are affordable and low-cost, but aren't necessarily in the best interests of the patient," Kniffen says. "A lot of the things we're doing on our campus to make this environment better and this experience more dignified and enjoyable are because we know they're going to be with us for a period of time."

Patients typically spend at least 45 days on the 43-acre property, Kniffen says. Family members are involved in treatment every step of the way as well. Enterhealth accepts self-payment for treatment, but works with patients, families and insurers to secure out-of-network reimbursement.

The first phase of the facility improvements centered on renovating the nursing and medical wing, adding 2,500 square feet of space for a revamped nursing station, consultation rooms, dedicated spaces for neuropsychological testing, conference rooms and staff offices. …

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