Centerstone wraps up Kentucky/Illinois deal

Local behavioral health player Centerstone has wrapped up its absorption of The H Group and BBT Inc., two peers with operations in Illinois and Kentucky.

The move, which became effective July 1, connects Centerstone's operations in Tennessee and Indiana and takes the organization into the Land of Lincoln for the first time. The combined Centerstone organization now runs 146 locations that serve more than 84,000 people and has about $160 million in annual revenues.

“As we have explored bringing Centerstone and The H Group together over the past few months, we have grown even more excited about the possibilities we see to transform the delivery of care and improve the lives of people with mental illness, addictions and intellectual and developmental disabilities,” said Centerstone CEO David Guth. “It has been inspiring to see how well the missions, visions and strategic directions of our organizations align.”

Centerstone has formed two new entities to run its Illinois and Kentucky operations and named H Group CEO John Markley to be their CEO.