Buena Vista at Chandler, a 50,000-square-foot Arizona-based drug and alcohol detox and treatment campus, has opened and will begin accepting residential patients in September. The state-of-the-art campus, which is located at 3033 S. Arizona Ave. in Chandler, has been treating out-patient guests since July.
This full-service campus offers specially licensed medical staff on site 24 hours a day and a full range of treatment services including: medically monitored detox; inpatient residential treatment; partial hospitalization (PHP); intensive outpatient (IOP); outpatient (OP); medication assisted treatment (MAT); primary care medicine; and telemedicine. Not typical of residential treatment centers, Buena Vista at Chandler has 70 private rooms with private restrooms, offering treatment programs to men and women, aged 18 and older.
“Our goal is to ensure every guest we serve is as comfortable and safe as possible using an individualized approach to care,” says Dave Slattery, CEO and member of the brand’s board of directors. “Our level of care provides 24-hour services with trained, licensed medical staff and counselors to prepare guests for the next level of treatment.”
Features of the campus include individual therapy and group therapy spaces, indoor and outdoor recreation areas, dining room and transportation services on site. All guests are able to take part in on-site activities including exercise classes, art therapy, yoga and more.
Leading the medical team is Dr. Paul R. Valbuena, who is a double board-certified psychiatrist and addictionologist, serving as Buena Vista at Chandler’s medical director. An addictionologist is a specialist in the diagnosis, study, and treatment of psychological dependence.
Julie Nave, MA, LPC will serve as clinical director of the campus. Nave has been independently licensed by the Arizona State Board of Behavioral Health since 2004 and brings more than 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field.
In addition to Slattery, Brian Beutin, an experienced behavioral health executive with 25 years of experience in the industry, serves as regional vice president of Buena Vista at Chandler and oversees all Buena Vista operations across Arizona. He holds both an MBA in Healthcare Management and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Taylor Wood serves as the campus Executive Director. Wood was instrumental in the founding of the business after successfully navigating his way through recovery nearly a decade ago.
Buena Vista at Chandler will employ approximately 100 people and is unique in its design, approach and services.
Buena Vista at Chandler is among the only campus of its kind to provide primary care services to its guests.
“This means that even though traditional inpatient and outpatient treatment have concluded, guests are still able to see the primary care providers from Buena Vista for routine medical needs ranging from allergies, flu and colds to routine physicals and check-ups,” says Beutin, adding that the campus accepts a wide variety of private and public health insurance plans including Aetna, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, Coventry, HealthNet, Humana, Care 1st, Mercy Care, Magellan and United HealthCare, among others.
“Furthermore, we are creating a sense of ‘home’ for our guests at Buena Vista at Chandler. Even calling them guests instead of patients is intentional to creating a place where those in need of our services are treated with dignity and respect,” says Beutin. “We are working with Sunfare, our nutritional services partner, that will ensure all dietary needs are met, and each guest receives high-quality and balanced meals.”
This campus is Buena Vista’s second location in Arizona. Buena Vista at Tatum Ranch, a 10,000-square-foot campus located in Cave Creek, opened in 2017.
Buena Vista will open two additional locations over the next 12 to 18 months. The Buena Vista at Tucson campus is expected to open in late 2019 or in the first quarter of 2020. The Buena Vista at Loveland, Colo. campus is expected to open by mid-2020.
Buena Vista is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, considered the gold standard in health care. It is licensed as a 3.7 ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) detox facility. ASAM utilizes a detailed set of criteria for the level of care provided, and Buena Vista is at the top of the ASAM criteria scale.
For more information, visit www.buenavistarecovery.com.