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Summit Behavioral Health Announces Relocation To New Facility

The outpatient facility provides personalized addiction treatment in a welcoming environment

Summit Behavioral Health is proud to announce its relocation to a new outpatient facility at 83 Hanover Road, Suite 160, Florham Park, New Jersey. The new facility will continue to offer Summit’s unique brand of personalized addiction treatment programs for people suffering from substance abuse disorders and alcohol dependency.

“We’re happy to announce the relocation to our new home,” stated Tricia Kostin, Clinical Director of Florham Park. “Although we’re just a few miles down the road from our old location, we feel as if this is an expansion in many ways of what has made our facilities so well-equipped to help people on the road to recovery.”

The Florham Park facility provides intensive outpatient services catered to each client’s individual needs with our flexible scheduling, adult and adolescent programming and family support. Patients in the outpatient program have access to professional counseling and group therapy sessions that provide them with the skills necessary to progress on the road to recovery.

“Our outpatient addiction treatment programs include educational sessions, ongoing support, family counseling, and access to behavioral counselors in times of need,” Bethany Kassar, Executive Director of Outpatient Services. “We offer both adolescent and adult programs and conduct assessments to ensure that the team designs unique treatment programs based on each patient’s needs. Summit views addiction as a family disease and holistically treats the entire system by having a client’s family actively involved in the recovery process.

Patients who choose outpatient treatment can maintain their daily lifestyle and pursue education and career goals while also having the assurance of anonymity and privacy that some patients need because of the possible consequences that discovery of their addiction might cause professionally and personally. Summit’s treatment programs have multiple levels of intensity based on a patient’s clinical history and existing struggle with addiction.


Summit Behavioral Health programs are based on the fundamental belief that no single treatment philosophy or approach is best for everyone. Our experienced staff collaboratively creates each client’s treatment plan to reflect their unique needs and empower them to succeed. We partner with the individual to begin a transformational journey from hope to healing and beyond. Summit Behavioral Health operate addiction treatment centers that offers different treatment programs that include: drug and alcohol medical detox, inpatient treatment in a residential facility, and intensive and non-intensive outpatient treatment.

Summit Behavioral Health’s Executive Director of Medical Services Dr. Patricia Allen To Appear At Recovery 360 Conference

Her presentation will provide clinicians and nurses with an understanding of the role of pharmacogenetics testing in co-occurring disorders

Union, New Jersey – July 11, 2017 –
Summit Behavioral Health is proud to announce that Executive Director of Medical Services  Dr. Patricia Allen will be a presenter at Recovery 360 Conference Sponsored by Pyramid Healthcare that takes place from July 20 to July 21 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Allen’s presentation will cover innovative testing methods for patients who suffer from both a mental health disorder and a substance abuse disorder, commonly known as co-occurring disorders.

“I am honored to be included among the speakers at Recovery 360,” stated Dr. Allen. “The presenters for the conference are an impressive collection of healthcare professionals, doctors, nurses, counselors and social workers. Behavioral healthcare deserves this kind of gathering so that we can hear a variety of viewpoints, and learn new methods to improve our caregiving.”

The Recovery 360 Conference is the first of its kind, a gathering of behavioral healthcare specialties that includes mental health, addiction and eating disorder treatment. It offers seminars, 10 hours of continuing education, and multiple networking opportunities. The conference is hosted by Pyramid Healthcare, a rehabilitation center in Pennsylvania that provides treatment for adults and teens suffering from mental health disorders, substance abuse issues and all phases of addiction.

Dr. Allen’s presentation will focus on three main learning objectives:

Applying the principles of evidence-based practice and cost effectiveness in the utilization of genetic testing in the treatment of a client with co-occurring disorders.

Determining the relationship between the use of pharmacogenetics results and treatment engagement outcomes for those with co-occurring disorders.

Describing ways in which genetic testing can empower the client and support sobriety and resiliency within the co-occurring population. 

Dr. Allen, who is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner was a presenter at the recent Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders, and the Annual Conference of the American Psychiatric Nurse’s Association, discussing issues related to pharmacogenetics and medication-assisted treatment for patients with co-occurring disorders. She was also a presenter at the NEI Psychopharmacology Congress.

In her role as Executive Director of Medical Services at Summit Behavioral Health, Dr. Allen evaluates the treatment of patients in detox and also supervises the Intensive Outpatient programs. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, the American Psychiatric Nurses Association and the International Nurses’ Society on Addiction.



Summit Behavioral Health is an addiction treatment center that offers drug and alcohol medical detox, inpatient treatment in a residential facility, and intensive and non-intensive outpatient treatment for patients who have successfully completed the residential program. Summit’s integrative treatment combines cognitive-behavioral and emotion-based therapy techniques with 12-step facilitation and relapse prevention.

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Serenity at Summit New England Announces New Director of Clinical Services

Serenity at Summit, a detox and residential addiction treatment program located in Haverhill Massachusetts is honored to announce the appointment of Susan P. Grady LICSW as Director of Clinical Services. Susan has a distinguished career spanning over 35 years in the field of Mental Health and Addiction treatment. Prior to joining the Summit team, she was the Director of Ambulatory services at NFI MA, managing nine programs including Driver Alcohol Education, Medication Management, and Outpatient Services. Susan is uniquely positioned to manage Serenity at Summit New England in its delivery of a truly holistic and personalized approach for each patient.

“Susan’s vast experience and active role in the community, coupled with her passion and dedication to the field blends perfectly with our mission to provide a path to improve the overall quality of life for our patients and their families” said Chief Executive Officer James R. Kane. Kane explains that “Summit Behavioral Health’s programs are based on the fundamental belief that no single treatment philosophy or approach is best for everyone, I am confident that Susan can instill this in the team and help carry out our mission.”

“It is an honor and privilege to be a part of this most distinguished team of professionals dedicated to providing high quality health care services in a unique and innovative environment” Susan shared. “I look forward to the opportunity to support the patients through their personal transformations during residential treatment.”

Serenity at Summit New England is a state-of-the-art, 30 day residential facility that provides clients with exceptional clinical care in a nurturing environment. The program utilizes the latest research based pharmacological and psychotherapeutic techniques to alleviate detoxification symptoms and address the complex emotional issues. Serenity at Summit New England opened in November 2015 to provide detoxification and residential substance abuse treatment services to the New England and Northeast Communities.

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Kathy Ireland’s ‘Worldwide Business’ Program Spotlights Summit Behavioral Health’s Innovative, Individualized Addiction Treatment

Tune in to Fox Business Network or Bloomberg International on Sunday, October 30, 2016 to see Summit Behavioral Health CEO Jim Kane’s featured interview. See market-by-market listings below.

Summit Behavioral Health CEO Jim Kane recently was interviewed for an upcoming edition of the award-winning, internationally-televised TV program “Worldwide Business with kathy Ireland®.” In the segment, Kane focuses on his treatment network’s new individualized addiction treatment program.

Also in the upcoming episode, Kane explains why people might avoid seeking addiction treatment, as well as how Summit Behavioral Health offers a new approach.

“Quite a few things have not changed over the years,” Kane says. “One is denial. Many patients are in denial that they have a problem. The other problem is the stigma of having the addiction and how that is going to be viewed by their family members, their coworkers and others.

“At Summit Behavioral Health, we do a couple of things that are different. Our programs are very much individualized treatment programs. We incorporate evidence-based programming. We also provide DNA testing, which is state of the art and not being done, for the most part, in the treatment community.”

JL Haber, Vice President of “Worldwide Business with kathy ireland®,” said he thrilled to feature Summit Behavioral Health.

“Addiction is a problem that touches almost everyone at every socioeconomic level,” Haber said. “Summit Behavioral Health has come up with innovative, forward-thinking offerings that are exactly what people struggling with addiction need to get healthy. We are so proud to have this great company on our show.”

Summit’s Commitment To Individualized Addiction Treatment

Summit Behavioral Health’s mission is to provide high-quality, individualized, evidence-based treatment services for people who want to overcome their addictions. The company offers both intensive and non-intensive outpatient addiction treatment programs, which are organized into different phases and levels of care so that treatment can be tailored to fit each client’s unique needs. Summit Behavioral Health was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Princeton Junction, New Jersey.

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When The Episode Airs (And Where)

Tune in to see CEO Jim Kane talk about Summit Behavioral Health on Fox Business Network as sponsored programming on October 30, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. ET. You can also catch the episode on Bloomberg International at 7:30 a.m. GMT and 3:00 p.m. HKT.

Visit for detailed airing schedules – or check your local listings.

About ‘Worldwide Business With Kathy Ireland’

“Worldwide Business with kathy Ireland®” is a weekly business and health television program featuring real-world insights from corporate executives all over the globe. It can be viewed on Fox Business Network as part of its sponsored programming lineup, as well as internationally in more than 50 countries on Bloomberg International.

Serenity At Summit New England Earns The Joint Commission Certification

Serenity At Summit Joint Commission Certification

Summit Behavioral Health is proud to announce Serenity at Summit New England has earned its behavioral health certification from the esteemed Joint Commission.

This means that after thorough review, our Serenity at Summit residential facility has met and exceeded The Joint Commission’s rigorous standards for effective integration and coordination of medical detox and behavioral health care services.

According to Tracy Griffin Collander, Executive Director of the Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program at The Joint Commission, Serenity at Summit New England “demonstrated its ability to provide treatment that addresses the health needs of the whole person.”

What Is Serenity At Summit New England?

Located in Haverhill, Massachusetts, Serenity at Summit New England is Summit Behavioral Health’s first facility to boast a residential treatment program. The staff uses holistic and evidence-based methods to treat individuals who are recovering from drug and/or alcohol addiction. Serenity at Summit New England is also the second facility in the Summit Behavioral Health network to offer medically supervised detoxification services.

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Serenity At Summit

The Behavioral Health Certification Process

In order to achieve accreditation from The Joint Commission, Serenity at Summit New England underwent a thorough on-site survey in early July 2016. A Joint Commission evaluator reviewed the facility and staff for compliance with his organization’s standards for person-centered health care that supports recovery.

The Joint Commission’s behavioral care accreditation program was launched in January 2014 for organizations that either provide primary physical health services or partner with health care providers that do. Behavioral health certificates from The Joint Commission are valid for a period of three years.

Jim Kane, CEO of Summit Behavioral Health, said he was delighted to see his Massachusetts facility receive behavioral health certification from The Joint Commission, which he called “the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation.”

“By achieving this certification, we are operating within a framework to better meet the needs of the people we serve,” Kane added.

The Joint Commission’s Legendary Track Record

The Joint Commission Gold Seal Sized - Summit Behavioral HealthThe Joint Commission was founded in 1951 with the mission to continuously improve health care for the public. This is accomplished by setting health care standards and evaluating organizations and inspiring them to provide high-quality, effective patient care.

Nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the U.S. have the exclusive honor of being certified by The Joint Commission. Health care executives can refer to Joint Commission standards to help them measure, assess and improve the performance of programs and individual providers.

Joint Commission standards are developed as a collaboration between:

  • Health care professionals and providers
  • Employers
  • Subject matter experts
  • Government agencies
  • Consumers

New standards are frequently released to keep up with the advancements of the health care industry, but only if they have a positive impact on health outcomes, comply with federal law, and can be accurately and feasibly measured.

A nonprofit entity, The Joint Commission has the esteem of being the nation’s largest and longest-running standards-setting and accrediting organization in the health care industry.

More On Summit Behavioral Health

With detox, residential and outpatient options offered among six locations in three states, Summit Behavioral Health has quickly emerged as one of the nation’s must-watch health networks for drug, alcohol and co-occurring disorder treatment.

Summit’s individualized treatment programs are designed to expertly and compassionately guide clients from the first days of recovery to long-lasting sobriety, with after-care options available.

Located in New Jersey, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, Summit Behavioral Health accepts men and women 18 years and older who are looking to break their drug or alcohol addiction and heal mentally, emotionally and physically.

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Summit’s Treatment Programs