Rogers Behavioral Health System: Rogers Behavioral Health to expand in Chicago and Nashville

(Oconomowoc, Wis.) Rogers Behavioral Health System, Wisconsin’s largest, not-for-profit mental health and addiction services provider, recently announced that it plans to open two new obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety treatment centers: one in Chicago, Ill., and one in Nashville, Tenn. Both will open in mid-2015.

According to Jim Ledbetter, Rogers’ vice president of regional development, “Rogers Behavioral Health has one of the largest and most comprehensive OCD programs in the world, and our organization is excited to be continuing our expansion efforts outside of Wisconsin to help those adults, adolescents and children in greater Chicago and Nashville who need our assistance.”

Rogers opened its first center outside of Wisconsin in Tampa, Fla., in September.

The Chicago and Nashville locations will each offer two approaches to OCD and anxiety treatment: an intensive outpatient program (IOP), which consists of treatment three hours a day, four days per week; and a partial hospitalization program (PHP), which consists of treatment six hours a day, four days per week. Treatment often lasts four to six weeks. Board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists will be joined by psychologists and therapists to assist in this intensive, specialized treatment.

The program will accommodate up to eight PHP and eight IOP adult patients as well as eight PHP and eight IOP adolescent/children patients. Future plans include adding services for eating disorder treatment.

“We recognize there is a great need for specialized mental health services in both these regions of the country and we are excited to be able to utilize Rogers’ depth of experience in these intensive programs,” said Stephanie Eken, MD, FAAP, regional medical director for Rogers’ PHP and IOP programs. “We hope that, over time, we can grow both of these locations based upon regional demand.”

Rogers is nationally recognized as a leader in cognitive behavioral therapy-based treatment, or CBT, with an emphasis on exposure and response prevention (ERP) for care of OCD and related anxiety disorders. Outcomes research has found this approach helpful for 85 percent of adults and children with OCD and anxiety disorders.

Rogers expects to open the Nashville location in May, followed by Chicago. Locations are being finalized.

Wisconsin-based Rogers Behavioral Health System is a private, not-for-profit system nationally recognized for its specialized psychiatry and addiction services. Anchored by Rogers Memorial Hospital, Rogers offers multiple levels of evidence-based treatment for adults, children and adolescents with depression and mood disorders, eating disorders, addiction, obsessive-compulsive and anxiety disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder in multiple locations. For more information, visit