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Q&A: ‘We’re going to have to move away from, “We’re all things to all people” ‘
Modern Healthcare

Scripps Health is facing some “not in my backyard” backlash for its plans to open a psychiatric hospital in the San Diego suburb of Chula Vista. The hospital is being built through a private equity partnership with Acadia Healthcare, a behavioral health provider with locations across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Great Britain. While the community’s complaints stem from safety issues, Acadia has a checkered past that Scripps CEO Chris Van Gorder knew he’d have to navigate. Most recently, an Acadia subsidiary agreed to pay the federal government $17 million to settle allegations it defrauded Medicaid in West Virginia.