Helen Ross McNabb Center Inc., Fortwood Center Inc. prepare for merger

1,000 children and 2,000 adults served annually by Fortwood,” according to Fortwood President/ CEO, Earl Medley.

 Helen Ross McNabb Center will continue providing mental health, substance abuse, housing, psychosocial and expanded behavioral health services in Hamilton County. Through the merger Fortwood aims to continue its mission and expand needed services in the region.

 “The Helen Ross McNabb Center is pleased to announce its planned merger with Fortwood. Under Earl Medley’s leadership, Fortwood is recognized for providing quality care to its neighbors in the Chattanooga community,” says Andy Black, HRMC CEO/President. “The Helen Ross McNabb Center plans to add services that will enhance the continuum of care historically provided by Fortwood.”

 Fortwood’s Board of Directors believe that the merger will provide a strong platform for growth in the future for providing timely access to care and the best treatment and support possible for seriously emotionally disturbed children and mentally ill adults in the community.

 Since 1948, the Helen Ross McNabb Center has provided compassionate and quality mental health care services. Over the years the center has grown into a regional not-for-profit, integrated system of care providing mental health care, addiction and co-occurring treatment, and recovery and social services for nearly 12,000 children, adults and families. As we begin our 64th year of providing services to communities in East Tennessee, our mission remains clear and simple; “Improving the lives of the people we serve.”

 For more information, visit www.mcnabbcenter.org or call 865-637-9711.

 The Helen Ross McNabb Center Inc. and Fortwood Center Inc. of Chattanooga have signed a letter of intent to merge. The merger is contingent on the State of Tennessee Attorney General’s approval.

 HRMC and Fortwood are longstanding community mental health centers in Tennessee. Fortwood has operated as a community mental health center since 1946 and is a prominent nonprofit in the Chattanooga area. The organization has provided outpatient mental health services to both children and adults during its existence.

 “Fortwood plans to merge its operations with the Helen Ross McNabb Center because we are similar in our service organization and delivery. We also share the same mission which will allow a smooth transition for the more than

Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:46 am