Betty Ford Center

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Betty Ford Center
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
BFC logo.jpg
Geography
Location Rancho Mirage, California, United States
Coordinates 33°45′47″N 116°24′05″W / 33.7630802°N 116.4013637°W / 33.7630802; -116.4013637Coordinates: 33°45′47″N 116°24′05″W / 33.7630802°N 116.4013637°W / 33.7630802; -116.4013637
Services
History
Founded October 4, 1982 (1982-10-04)
Links
Website www.bettyfordcenter.org
Lists Hospitals in California

The Betty Ford Center (BFC) is a non-profit, separately[clarification needed] licensed[citation needed] residential chemical dependency recovery hospital[citation needed] in Rancho Mirage, California, that offers inpatient, outpatient, and residential day treatment for alcohol and other drug addictions, as well as prevention and education programs for family and children. The Betty Ford Center, which is adjacent to Eisenhower Medical Center, has 100 inpatient beds available on their campus and additional lodging for 84 clients in the Residential Day Treatment program.[citation needed] The Betty Ford Center opened on October 4, 1982.[1]

History[edit]

The Center was co-founded by late U.S. First Lady Betty Ford, Leonard Firestone and Dr. James West in 1982.[2] West also served as the Betty Ford Center's first medical director from 1982 until 1989.[2] He left that position to become the Betty Ford Center's director of outpatient services.[2]

Betty Ford's decision to undertake such a project followed on the heels of her own battle with alcohol dependence and diazepam addiction[3] and release from the Long Beach Naval Hospital.[4]

On February 10, 2014, Betty Ford Center merged with Hazelden Foundation to create the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nelson, Valerie J. (2011-08-04). "Pioneer in surgery, addiction treatment". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  2. ^ a b c Brambila, Nicole C. (2011-08-01). "Kidney transplant pioneer James West dies in Palm Desert". The Desert Sun. Retrieved 2012-08-20. 
  3. ^ "Betty Ford Reflects on Center's 20 Years". ABC News. October 20, 2002. Retrieved 2014-11-28.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  4. ^ "Betty Ford Biography". Ann Arbor, Michigan: Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library & Museum. April 2, 2012. Retrieved 2014-11-28. 

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