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Vendome Healthcare acquires Ben Franklin Institute

August 17, 2015
by Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
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Vendome Healthcare, parent company of Addiction Professional and Behavioral Healthcare, has announced the acquisition of the Ben Franklin Institute (BFI), a respected provider of addiction and behavioral healthcare education information. 

This acquisition will be integrated into Vendome’s Behavioral Health Division, advancing its mission to educate and inspire addiction and mental health professionals to improve care delivery, enhance patient outcomes, and support related organizations.  Together with  Vendome’s leading publications,Addiction Professional and Behavioral Healthcare, and its  premier National Conference on Addiction Disorders, the integration of BFI’s  five live conferences and 180 online courses and DVD libraries further builds on Vendome’s  dominant position in the field—continuing to support the care-focused community committed to improving outcomes for people struggling with behavioral health and addiction disorders.

Doug Edwards, Vice President and Managing Director of Vendome Healthcare’s Mental Health and Addiction Community, commented: “The Ben Franklin Institute and Summit for Clinical Excellence strongly complements Vendome’s existing portfolio of events in the addiction treatment and behavioral healthcare market. Through our increased synergies, Vendome will be able to bring high-quality clinical education to an even wider range of treatment professionals, furthering our mission to be a catalyst for change in the field.”

“We’re thrilled that Paul Ortman, Founder of the Ben Franklin Institute and Summit for Clinical Excellence, will be working closely with Vendome to ensure the continuity and high standards of the program and events,” stated Vendome CEO and Founder Jane Butler. “This exciting acquisition further exemplifies our commitment to embracing the power of behavioral healthcare community—sharing experiences, best practices, and growth opportunities.”