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Monday, 22 January 2018 14:10

Jerome Vangheluwe Named Chief Managed Care Officer of Alita Care

Jim Dredge, CEO of Alita Care, LLC, has announced that Jerome Vangheluwe has joined the company as Chief Managed Care Officer. In this role, Vangheluwe will oversee managed care contracting and pricing, as well as the development of the company’s national managed care strategy for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, Sunspire Health, and Bournewood Health Systems.

Vangheluwe comes to Alita Care with more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare field, with a focus on post-acute care, and a broad base of responsibilities including managed care, operations, business development, sales and mergers, and acquisitions. He also has previous experience as the former Vice President of Managed Care for Jordan Health Services, National Vice President of Business Development and Managed Care for Evolution Healthcare, National Vice President of Client Sales for Accelion Healthcare, and Senior Vice President of Business Development for Nufactor Specialty Pharmacy.

“Jerome’s extensive involvement in the strategic growth and development of large health services companies and his experience in contracting with national and local managed care organizations will benefit Alita Care as we continue to evolve our programs for treating addiction and other behavioral health disorders,” said Dredge. “I look forward to working with Jerome to help bring our high-quality treatment options to patients and their families.”

Vangheluwe graduated with a degree in applied sciences from St. John Hospital School of Respiratory Therapy and is a Certified Respiratory Therapist. He has served in a professional capacity as an appeals board member for HealthSpring Insurance in the state of Texas and is a member in good standing of the National Board of Respiratory Care, as well as the Michigan Society of Respiratory Care.

“I appreciate the confidence that Alita Care has placed in me and the value it sees in creating strong, lasting managed care relationships,” Vangheluwe said. “The strength of the organization lies in its commitment to clinical excellence and patient care. I am excited to join such a progressive outcomes-driven group of companies.”

About Alita Care 
Alita Care, LLC is a management organization that provides leadership and oversight to Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, Sunspire Health, LCC, and Bournewood Health Systems. Founded in 2016, the company is headquartered in Arizona and maintains 16 facilities in seven states across the U.S. Alita Care offers a wide range of behavioral health services to those struggling with emotional trauma, drug and alcohol addiction, sex addiction, eating disorders, and other behavioral disorders. Alita Care’s programs are guided by experienced behavioral health experts and thought leaders who bring the latest neurobehavioral research and proven methodologies to our personalized, multifaceted, and holistic approach to recovery.

About Meadows Behavioral Healthcare 
Meadows Behavioral Healthcare is the industry leader in providing treatment for people struggling with addiction, eating disorders, trauma, and related mental health conditions. The company’s programs — The Meadows, Claudia Black Young Adult Center, Gentle Path at The Meadows, Willow House at The Meadows, Remuda Ranch at The Meadows, The Meadows Outpatient Center, and a variety of intensive workshops offered at Rio Retreat Center — are the premier choice for patients, families, and behavioral health professionals. For more information, please visit

About Sunspire Health 
Sunspire Health is a leading provider of behavioral health services for the treatment of substance abuse, eating, and other co-occurring disorders. The company operates a national network of independently branded treatment centers, currently comprising 10 locations in California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Oregon, South Carolina, and Texas. Utilizing evidence-based clinical interventions, Sunspire offers treatment with respect for patients’ specific needs and diverse lifestyles. Sunspire delivers improved patient outcomes by offering a full continuum of care and individualized treatment plans in intimate settings in residential and outpatient facilities across the nation. For more information, please visit

About Bournewood Health Systems 
Bournewood, a well-recognized leader in the field of mental health, is fully accredited by The Joint Commission, and has been offering psychiatric and substance abuse treatment services since 1884. The company offers a broad range of treatment options, including inpatient programs, partial hospitalization, and adolescent services. Their highly-trained expert staff takes a personalized approach to providing high-quality clinical services to their clients in a nurturing and supportive environment. For more information, please visit

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