Boards of directors approve resolution to affiliate Dickinson Center Inc. into Journey Health System.
The Boards of Directors for both Journey Health System and Dickinson Center, Inc. have mutually approved a resolution to strategically align Dickinson Center, Inc. with Journey Health System. The other affiliates include Beacon Light Behavioral Health System, Beacon Light Adult Residential Services, Stairways Behavioral Health and Forest Warren Mental Wellness Association.
The next step in the process involves both organizations working with legal counsel to finalize the detailed plans of the affiliation, and submitting a copy of the affiliation agreement for approval by the Pennsylvania State Attorney General.
Through affiliation, Dickinson Center, Inc. will integrate the areas of finance, information technology and human resources, among others. As with the other affiliates, Dickinson Center, Inc. will continue to maintain local governance and all daily operations of its programs and services, retain its name, and community identity.
This affiliation expands upon the successful partnership that both Dickinson Center, Inc. and the Beacon Light companies have enjoyed in Elk County for many years.
Dickinson Center, Inc. a non-profit organization providing behavioral health, intellectual disabilities, and children's prevention services in rural Northwestern PA.
Dickinson Center, Inc. is recognized as one of the leading rural behavioral health providers in Northwestern Pennsylvania, and has evolved into an organization with approximately 200 employees operating in Elk, Cameron, Potter, McKean, Forest, Warren, Jefferson, and Clearfield counties.
Beacon Light companies employ over 650 people in McKean, Warren, Forest, Clearfield, Jefferson, Snyder, and Bradford counties, with a wide spectrum of child and family programs in residential and community settings. Beacon Light generates over $30 million in annual revenue.
Stairways currently employs approximately 500 people in Erie and Crawford counties and generates yearly revenues of $25 million through comprehensive behavioral health programs, including adult treatment and rehabilitation, forensic, substance abuse and crisis services, child and adolescent programming, housing and vocational support, arts and community wellness.
For more information about Beacon Light, please see: www.beacon-light.org
For more information about Stairways Behavioral Health, please see: www.stairwaysbh.org
For more information about Journey Health System, please see: www.journeyhealth.org
Contact: Guy Signor
Vice President Institutional Advancement
Journey Health System
814.817.1400 Ext.: 1424
Contact: Jennifer Dippold
Community Outreach & Development Officer
Dickinson Center, Inc
814.776.2145 Ext.: 323
Contact: Heather May Caspar
Marketing and Communications