CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA — It’s official – starting January 1, 2017, AbbeHealth will be an affiliate of UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids. The two entities met today to finalize and sign the affiliation agreement.
This agreement makes AbbeHealth an affiliate of UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids and allows it to continue as a community based provider of behavioral health care and aging services. All programs, services and care will continue to be offered to clients of AbbeHealth regardless of where individuals receive medical health care services currently or in the future.
This agreement aims to align the organizations to better serve the medical, behavioral health and aging service needs of patients, clients and local communities. Many behavioral health patients have significant medical health issues that affect their treatment outcomes.
This alignment will coordinate patients’ medical, behavioral health and aging services in the right place at the right time by the right providers. UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids and AbbeHealth have a long history of collaboration with significant cross over of patients. This affiliation allows for the delivery of better, integrated care in a more cost effective manner.
A regional non-profit organization AbbeHealth’s mission is to provide mental health and aging services that assist individuals to achieve optimal success and independence. AbbeHealth provides these services to more than 17,000 adults and children each year. AbbeHealth affiliates include: Abbe Mental Health Center, Aging Services, Penn Center, Chatham Oaks and Abbe Management Corporation.
AbbeHealth employs approximately 535 people across 25 locations in nine counties and was incorporated on August 16, 1991 as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The scope of services has expanded over the years and our affiliate organizations now provide a wide array of behavioral health and aging services to adults and families in Linn, Benton, Buchanan, Delaware, Fayette, Johnson, Jones, Cedar and Iowa counties.
About UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids
UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids is the largest inpatient provider of behavioral health in Eastern Iowa. UnityPoint Health – Cedar Rapids consists of St. Luke’s Hospital, UnityPoint Clinic, UnityPoint at Home, UnityPoint Health Living Centers, UnityPoint Hospice, UnityPoint Health Med Labs and Jones Regional Medical Center.