DEVON, PA — Recovery Centers of America at Devon (RCA), an inpatient addiction treatment facility serving communities in the Philadelphia region, announced the recent appointment of Ross Friedman, MSW/LSW, as chief executive officer. Friedman, a healthcare executive who has dedicated his 25-year career to saving the lives of those struggling with mental health and substance use illnesses, will lead the day-to-day operations of the largest of RCA’s 10 inpatient facilities. He will oversee all aspects of the facility, including inpatient and outpatient services.
“I am honored to join the Recovery Centers of America team of addiction specialists, who provide high-quality, evidence-based treatment to those struggling with substance use disorders and related mental health issues,” said Friedman. “Throughout my career, I have had the privilege to lead and impact quality care by supporting families and patients in mental health services. As opioid death rates continue to rise in Pennsylvania, my goal is to positively impact health care systems and to make a difference in our patients’ lives every single day.”
Friedman joins RCA from Friends Hospital Comprehensive Behavioral Health System in Philadelphia, where he served as CEO. He previously held numerous executive roles in psychiatric hospitals, leading both clinical and operational departments to successful outcomes in multiple levels of care. He has worked at all levels within hospitals, including maintenance staff, social worker, unit manager and as a director of multiple departments. Prior to his role at Friends Hospital, Friedman was the CEO at Summit Oaks Hospital, leading his team to award-winning stature.
Friedman has led research as an author and presenter on numerous scientific clinical publications in health care literature journals including the Journal of Psychiatric Practice and the Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.
He earned his master’s degree in the field of social work, clinical practice and administrative policy program from New York University School of Social Work and his bachelor of arts in psychology from Rutgers University. He holds licensure as a social worker for the state of New Jersey.
RCA at Devon is the leading provider of addiction treatment on the Main Line. Over the years, the compassionate, expert team at Devon has helped thousands of patients achieve long-lasting recovery and sobriety. RCA at Devon is in-network with most major insurance providers, includes interventions and transportation in the cost of treatment, and admits new patients 24/7. To learn more about RCA at Devon, visit here.
If you or your loved one are struggling with addiction or mental health issues associated with addiction, the staff at Recovery Centers of America is here to help. Call 1-844-5-RCA-NOW (844-722-2669) for help today.
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