BelHealth-backed Beach House names ex-Pennsylvania Governor Ridge to board

Beach House Center for Recovery, a portfolio company of BelHealth Investment Partners, has named Thomas Ridge and Dr. Steven Levin to its board of directors. Ridge is the former governor of Pennsylvania, a five-time member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. And, Levin is the medical director of Johns Hopkins Hospital’s regional pain program. Juno Beach, California-based Beach House is a drug and alcohol treatment provider.


New York, New York – October 19, 2018 – Beach House Center for Recovery (“Beach House” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of BelHealth Investment Partners, LLC (“BelHealth”), a New York-based healthcare private equity firm, announced the appointment of two new senior executives.

Beach House named Dr. Steven Levin, MD to the Company’s Board of Directors. Dr. Levin was among the first physicians in the country to be become fellowship-trained and board-certified in Pain Medicine.

With over 20 years of experience in pain management, Dr. Levin most recently joined the faculty of Johns Hopkins Hospital in 2015 where he also serves as the Medical Director of the Regional Pain Program. Previously, he served on the faculty at University of Pittsburgh and Yale University.
Experienced in comprehensive pain management, he treats patients with a wide range of chronic pain conditions, such as spine-related pain, nerve injury, neuropathic pain, cancer pain, joint disease, myofascial pain, and biomechanical dysfunction. He has been selected as one of America’s Top Doctors since 2006 and was one of Connecticut’s Top Doctors in Pain Management 2013–2015. Dr. Levin studied molecular genetics at the University of Pennsylvania before attending medical school at the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine.

In addition, the Company is pleased to announce the appointment of former Governor Thomas Ridge.

Mr. Ridge serves on the BelHealth Advisory Board and is also the President and CEO of Ridge Global, an organization that assists business and governments with risk management, global trade security, emergency preparedness and response, strategic growth, infrastructure protection, technology integration and other issues. Mr. Ridge was the 43rd Governor for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, where he was first elected in 1995 and re-elected in 1999. Mr. Ridge was also a five-time member of the U.S. House of Representatives, starting in 1982. Following the tragic events of September 11, 2001, Mr. Ridge became the first Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and was appointed as the first Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in 2003. Throughout his public and private sector career, Mr. Ridge has received numerous honors, including the Woodrow Wilson Award, the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ Dwight D. Eisenhower Award, the John F. Kennedy National Award, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the American Bar Association’s John Marshall Award.

Dr. Steven Levin, a member of the Beach House Board of Directors, said, “As our country continues to fight the war on opioid addiction, I am thrilled to partner with a top-tier provider like Beach House that is committed to making a difference. I am eager to utilize my clinical expertise and extensive experience within pain management to further bolster the clinical operations of the business while also exploring innovative treatment models”.

Former Governor Chris Christie, Executive Chairman of the Beach House Board of Directors, stated, “I have known Tom both personally and professionally for many years. Therefore, I am well aware of his commitment, determination and conviction of worthy causes, such as the fight against addiction in the United States. With that in mind, Tom fits perfectly into the Beach House executive team and I look forward to working with him while utilizing our networks and experience to make recovery attainable for as many people as possible. In addition, as we continue to strive for best-in-class treatment protocols, Beach House and the Board of Directors are equally excited to employ Dr. Levin’s insights and wealth of experience as a pain management physician”.

About Beach House Center for Recovery
Founded in 2014, Beach House Center for Recovery is a nationally recognized drug and alcohol treatment provider offering a full continuum of medical and clinical integrated care to people with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. A BelHealth portfolio company, the state-of-the-art treatment facility is located on a five-acre recovery campus in the coastal town of Juno Beach, Florida and serves clients from across the nation. Based on an individual client’s needs, the Center offers abstinence-based treatment, as well as medication-assisted treatment (MAT). Its outcomes-based model, which entails coordinating care across the full spectrum of needs/services is unparalleled. The Beach House staff assists clients at all levels including medically managed detox, residential inpatient, outpatient and continuing care phases of recovery. Clients receive highly individualized treatment options within a supportive setting that emphasizes the healing power of love and connection. With long-term recovery outcomes that outperform the industry, Beach House is recognized as a trusted provider of evidence-based addiction treatment and is a center for clinical excellence.

About BelHealth Investment Partners
BelHealth Investment Partners, based in New York, is a healthcare private equity firm focused on lower middle market companies. BelHealth has a unique combination of investing, executive management and entrepreneurial experience. BelHealth acquires majority positions in entrepreneur-owned companies that it believes would benefit from its extensive operating and private equity investment expertise. The firm invests across three core healthcare segments: Services, Products and Distribution. BelHealth is investing from its current $350 million fund.

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