Psychiatric treatment services company further expands its offerings with purchase of partial hospitalization facility near Zachary, La.

SHREVEPORT, LA., July 28, 2011 – Seaside Healthcare LLC, a network of Louisiana facilities offering psychiatric treatment services, today announced it has acquired Progressive Partial Hospitalization Program, which offers partial hospitalization services to adult, geriatric and dual diagnosis patients at its campus near Zachary, La.

“Progressive’s partial hospitalization program is nationally recognized for the quality of services it provides patients with highest acuity levels in an outpatient setting,” said Franklin Roemer II, the managing member of Seaside Healthcare and a company co-founder. “Essentially all of its referrals come directly from hospitals, whoseek out Progressive because of its reputation for excellence.  If there is a better-run outpatient program out there with better results, we have not seen it.  We are overjoyed to add Progressive to Seaside’s network.”

Progressive PHP of Seaside Healthcare, as it is to be called, is located on a 12-acre campus near Zachary, La., a small town north of Baton Rouge. It has been managed by a company led by Johnny Patout, LCSW; and it will continue to oversee Progressive. About 80 people are employed there, including four psychiatrists. The program can accommodate more than 100 patients at a time.

“Progressive is a quality outpatient program,” Patout said. “It’s also unique in that not only can it provide services for the chronically mentally ill, it can also provide housing.” Group homes are provided to clients who are in transition, giving them the convenience of short-termliving arrangements on the same campus as the partial hospitalization program.

“Our goal is to help patients achieve their optimum level of independence, and we’re pleased with our reputation for success in doing that,” said Patout, noting that Progressive has received patient referrals from providers in some 20 states. “At Progressive, the clinical team does an outstanding job of managing each patient’s human condition,” Patout said. “We expect that will continue as we move forward as part of Seaside Healthcare.”

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About Seaside Healthcare

Seaside Healthcare LLC operates anetwork of facilities in Louisiana offering psychiatric treatment services,substance-abuse rehabilitation, and treatment of dual diagnosis. Founded in 2009 to own, develop and operate healthcare facilities, the company has embarked on an aggressive growth strategy while remaining true to its mission. Seaside Healthcare seeks to improve the lives of its patients and their communities through outcome-based, cost-effective mental-health services delivered with dignity and respect.