Center City, MN (Oct. 12, 2016)—Respected addiction treatment executive John Driscoll has been promoted to the newly-created position of Senior Vice President of Recovery Services for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.
This new role unifies all of the clinical operations within the nation's largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider. The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation has 16 sites across the country.
"This appointment is a key step in our aggressive effort to provide innovative, individualized treatment across the entire continuum of patient care," said Mark Mishek, president and CEO of the world-renowned nonprofit. "John's expertise and proven track record will enable him to lead our relentless efforts to provide the world's best clinical care within a national system that helps patients stabilize their health and acquire the tools necessary for a lifetime of recovery and wellness."
In addition to providing clinical leadership for all sites, Driscoll will facilitate greater standardization in clinical operations, oversee expansion of the cutting-edge Comprehensive Opioid Response with Twelve Steps (COR-12™) protocol and guide integration of the Foundation's new system-wide electronic health record.
Driscoll, who has worked in the addiction treatment field for over 25 years, joined the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in 1999. During his tenure, he has served in a variety of roles, including as a counselor and manager, and in 2015 he assumed the position of Vice President of the Midwest and Eastern Regions for the nationwide nonprofit. Prior to joining the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, he started and directed a long-term treatment program for women and their children in Chicago.
John Driscoll grew up in Randville, Michigan, and was a graduate of the North Dickinson High School class of 1988. He received his undergraduate degree in psychology from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI, and went on to attend the clinical psychology graduate program at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. Driscoll is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, and in 2008, he earned an MBA from Hamline University in St. Paul, MN. He currently lives in St. Croix Falls, WI, with his wife, Kristine and their two daughters, Alaina and Jenna.
About the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is a force of healing and hope for individuals, families and communities affected by addiction to alcohol and other drugs. It is the nation's largest nonprofit treatment provider, with a legacy that began in 1949 and includes the 1982 founding of the Betty Ford Center. With 16 sites in California, Minnesota, Oregon, Illinois, New York, Florida, Massachusetts, Colorado and Texas, the Foundation offers prevention and recovery solutions nationwide and across the entire continuum of care to help youth and adults reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction. It includes the largest recovery publishing house in the country, a fully accredited graduate school of addiction studies, an addiction research center, an education arm for medical professionals and a unique children's program, and is the nation's leader in advocacy and policy for treatment and recovery. Learn more at HazeldenBettyFord.org and on Twitter@hazldnbettyford.