Officials with Pavillon Treatment Center in Polk County, N.C., broke ground this month on a new 6,500-square-foot welcome center. the addition is expected to cost nearly $1 million and house patient admissions and intake counseling, family intervention and administrative support services. Pavillon treats patients who are suffering from substance abuse and addiction.
The treatment center's growth prompted the expansion, according to CEO Anne Vance. “We've worked hard at saving our money to put this together," Vance explained. "We need to move forward to treat more people with addiction problems, and this allows us to do it.”
A $20,000 grant from the Richard J. Reynolds III and Marie M. Reynolds Foundation, the first major donation to Pavillon Treatment Center's Giving Back Going Forward Campaign, will also go to the project. Operating revenues will supply a portion of the money needed for construction.
“At a time when foundations are being inundated with requests for funding, we are deeply grateful for the generosity of the Reynolds Foundation and for their confidence in us as we move forward to build a state-of-the-art facility to serve our patients and families,” said Vance. “We look forward to not only meeting, but exceeding, their expectations.”
The foundation, which selectively funds capital projects primarily in North Carolina, focuses on health-related construction efforts that benefit patients and their families.
Since opening in 1996 as a nonprofit residential center for the treatment of and recovery from addiction, Pavillon has housed virtually all patient and administrative services under one roof.
Because admitting a loved one for treatment of addiction is a difficult and sensitive time for all concerned, it is important to provide an appropriate space that is conducive to open and honest dialogue in a safe, comfortable, and secluded area, Vance said. Once completed, the new welcome center will be such a space, she added.
As these services are moved into the new facility, the vacated space in the existing building will be renovated for direct patient services, including residential inpatient treatment, patient meeting rooms, all medical services, a new and upgraded detox unit, counseling rooms and all other clinical services, Vance said.
A ground-breaking ceremony was held on Dec. 7 at the main campus in Mill Spring. The new building is expected to be completed by Spring 2011.