Merger Press Release - Family Health Center

Amber Rosewood, Community Relations Liaison
Cowlitz Family Health Center
360-636-3892 ext 2067
[email protected]
March 2, 2015
Family Health Center and Drug Abuse Prevention Center Merge
Local non-profit organizations merge to offer better services
Longview, WA. – The Cowlitz Family Health Center and the Drug Abuse Prevention Center are merging organizations on
April 1, 2015. The Family Health Center offers a variety of services in Pacific, Wahkiakum and Cowlitz Counties including
primary medical care, behavioral health, dental and health insurance enrollment assistance. The Drug Abuse Prevention
Center provides chemical dependency programs such as intensive inpatient/outpatient and long-time residential
treatment for adults and pregnant/postpartum women.
Both organizations have been key players in a strategic alliance since 2004 that leverages the core strengths of partners
in order to provide more efficient and effective care. Rational for the merger is to further integrate, extend and
strengthen the services both agencies currently provide to their clients and patients. Both agency missions are patient
centric and focused on the overall health, wellness and functioning of the populations they serve.
Leadership of both organizations, including staff administration and both governing boards, have participated in merger
due diligence and are committed to making the merger a success. The current CEO of Family Health Center, Dian
Cooper, will remain the CEO of the merged organization. The current Executive Director of Drug Abuse Prevention
Center, Floyd “Gus” Nolte, will become the Deputy Director of the merged organization. All locations for both
organizations will remain in place with possible integration of services at sites in the future. Clients under the merged
organization will continue to receive services regardless of their ability to pay. Corporate rebranding will occur at a later
For information about the Cowlitz Family Health Center and Drug Abuse Prevention Center merger, contact Dian Cooper,
CEO at 360-636-3892 ext. 2010 or by email at [email protected] For information about the Cowlitz Family Health
Center, contact Amber Rosewood, Community Relations Liaison at 360-636-3892 ext. 2067 or by email at
[email protected]
About Cowlitz Family Health Center
Cowlitz Family Health Center is a federally qualified health center providing a health home for residents in Cowlitz,
Wahkiakum and Pacific Counties. The center accepts self-pay, Medicare, Washington Apple Health (Medicaid), Tricare
and most private insurance plans. For more information, visit
About Drug Abuse Prevention Center
Drug Abuse Prevention Center is a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation chemical dependency treatment agency. Treatment
is modeled after a modified therapeutic community (TC) concept and provides intensive inpatient/outpatient, long term
residential, Drug Court programs and services for pregnant and postpartum women and their families. For more
information, visit