For Immediate Release
Contact Anne McDermott
February 25th, 2019
NASHVILLE, Tenn. –
Lee Dilworth, a Nashville-based healthcare executive, today announced the formation of ReVIDA Recovery Centers LLC in seven locations across East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. ReVIDA Recovery Centers, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare company that incorporates medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to treat opioid use disorder, works to empower each patient to reclaim the life they once had before addiction.
Based in Nashville with clinics throughout East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, ReVIDA works to heal the whole person, rather than simply treat the symptoms of opioid use disorder. ReVIDA understands that treatment doesn’t stop at the end of a patient’s visit; in order to overcome opioid use disorder, ReVIDA works to improve all aspects of a patient’s life that has been harmed by addiction.
“ReVIDA is in the business of assisting people with opioid use disorder to reclaim their lives,” said Lee Dilworth, CEO of ReVIDA Recovery Centers. “In order to make a positive and lasting impact on each patient’s life, our staff is dedicated to working with primary care providers, law enforcement, social services, non-profits, and other community members to help the entire community overcome this epidemic. Every patient who successfully reclaims their life as they find recovery becomes a healthier and more productive participant in their community Recovery saves lives, heals fractured families, reduces the costs of healthcare, social services, and in the criminal justice system. Recovery results in healthier and safer communities,” he continued.
Nationally recognized healthcare entrepreneur and ReVIDA Board Chairman Martin Rash said, “ReVIDA is dedicated to becoming the gold standard in treating opioid use disorder in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Our model of comprehensive behavioral healthcare, which incorporates medication-assisted treatment as one component, will help not only those struggling with opioid use disorder but also the communities that have been harmed the most by this epidemic,” he added.
“I have worked in the behavioral healthcare space for many years and have never seen the level of dedication to positive patient outcomes that I see here,” said Ed Ohlinger, COO of ReVIDA Recovery Centers. “From the moment a patient walks in the door, our team is committed to helping them not only overcome addiction, but rebuild relationships, reduce stigma, and reclaim their life,” he continued.
Ed Ohlinger, a member of the greater Tri-Cities community and past Regional Director of Acadia Healthcare, serves as ReVIDA’s Chief Operating Officer. Ohlinger has over 30 years of experience leading large-scale operations in the behavioral healthcare industry and has dedicated his career to serving those struggling with the disease of addiction. He has worked on state and national levels to improve access to care and to decrease the stigma of addiction, most recently receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Virginia Association of Medication Assisted Recovery Programs.
According to the Tennessee Department of Health, 1,268 overdose deaths in 2017 were caused by opioids, with Northeast Tennessee leading the state in the rate of overdoses. In neighboring Virginia, 1,227 people died of overdoses related to opioids in 2017. In Tennessee alone, a report from the University of Tennessee Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research details how the opioid epidemic has harmed the workforce participation rate, costing Tennesseans billions in personal income. Communities across the region have suffered.
Furthermore, research shows that each person dependent on opioids has as many as six people in their personal network who are negatively impacted by their addiction. In order to ensure patient success, ReVIDA emphasizes building healthy relationships not only between the patient, physician, and counselor, but also with each patient’s family, peers and community to restore trust where it has been lost.
ReVIDA currently operates seven locations throughout East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia serving over 2,000 patients each month:
- Knoxville, Tenn: 2001 Highland Ave. Knoxville, TN 37916
- Morristown, Tenn: 1369 West Andrew Johnson Hwy. Morristown, TN 37814
- Newport, Tenn: 330 Heritage Blvd. Newport, TN 37812
- Johnson City, Tenn: 3114 Browns Mill Rd. Johnson City, TN 37604
- Duffield, Va: 198 Ross Carter Blvd. Duffield, VA 24201
- Abingdon, Va: 300 Valley St. NE Abingdon, VA 24210
- Wytheville, Va: 255 Holston Rd. Wytheville, VA 24382
The completely remodeled Wytheville, Va. location will hold its Grand Opening on February 27, 2019.
Board of Directors:
ReVIDA’s Board of Directors include Nashville businessmen representing the vast spectrum of the healthcare industry:
Martin Rash is a director of LifePoint Health and the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of RCCH HealthCare Partners. Prior to the forming of RCCH, Mr. Rash was Chairman and CEO of RegionalCare Hospital Partners. He has also served as Chairman and CEO of Province Healthcare, a $1 billion NYSE company that owned 21 hospitals and managed more than 50 facilities. Prior to his tenure at Province Healthcare, Mr. Rash served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Community Health Systems where he led the growth of the company from 10 to 41 hospitals in 17 states. Earlier in his 39-year healthcare career, he worked at numerous community hospitals in various executive, administrative, and financial roles. Mr. Rash’s experience and leadership includes membership on the development team of the largest hospice company in the country and a long-term board seat on the largest Medicare Advantage program in the United States. He is a past chairman of the Federation of American Hospitals and serves on the board of the Nashville Health Care Council. He holds both a bachelor’s and MBA from Middle Tennessee State University.
Byron Smith is Managing Director at venture capital firm, Mountain Group Partners. He serves or has served on the board of directors for health care services firms Aspire Health (a leading community-based palliative care provider, currently operating in 25 states), Preferral (a web-based platform for managing and scheduling patient referrals), and ORIG3N (a genetics testing provider). He also is an investor and serves of on the boards of other technology, agricultural, and life sciences firms. Earlier in his career, Mr. Smith held senior marketing and operations roles at Asurion, Verizon, Excite@Home, and AT&T. Smith earned an MBA from the University of Chicago: Booth School of Business.
Dave Cooley, principal at Cooley Public Strategies. With more than 25 years in public service, market positioning, and healthcare public affairs, Mr. Cooley served as Deputy Governor to Governor Bredesen from 2003 to 2007. As Deputy Governor, Mr. Cooley served as lead strategist for the administration’s agenda on public policy issues including healthcare. Prior to that, Mr. Cooley served as Chief of Staff to the mayor of Metro Nashville.
Lee Dilworth, CEO, is a healthcare business and legal executive with three decades of experience advising and growing Nashville-based healthcare companies. He is passionate about patient care, clinical excellence and regulatory compliance.
ReVIDA Recovery Centers, LLC
ReVIDA Recovery Centers, a comprehensive behavioral healthcare company that incorporates medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to treat opioid use disorder, empowers each patient to reclaim the life they once had before experiencing addiction. A committed member of the community at-large, ReVIDA is dedicated to working with first responders, public health officials, non-profits, local law enforcement and broader community citizens to restore health and vibrancy to the communities ReVIDA serves. With a leadership team that brings together expertise across the healthcare spectrum, ReVIDA creates the standard of excellence for behavioral healthcare in the region. For more information about ReVIDA Recovery Centers, please visit www.ReVidaRecovery.com.
Mountain Group Partners (“MGP”) is an investor dedicated to investing in and actively guiding transformational businesses in the Life Sciences, AgTech and Technology sectors. Founded in 2002, MGP principals have invested in more than 50 companies, including Aspire Health. MGP invests in seed and early stage companies.