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Boards of directors approve resolution to affiliate Dickinson Center Inc. with Journey Health System

Thursday, February 04, 2016

The Boards of Directors for both Journey Health System and Dickinson Center, Inc. have mutually approved a resolution to strategically align Dickinson Center, Inc. with Journey Health System. The other affiliates include Beacon Light Behavioral Health System, Beacon Light Adult Residential Services, Stairways Behavioral Health and Forest Warren Mental Wellness Association.

The next step in the process involves both organizations working with legal counsel to finalize the detailed plans of the affiliation, and submitting a copy of the affiliation agreement for approval by the Pennsylvania State Attorney General.

Through affiliation, Dickinson Center, Inc. will integrate the areas of finance, information technology and human resources among others. As with the other affiliates, Dickinson Center, Inc. will continue to maintain local governance and all daily operations of its programs and services and retain its name and community identity.

This affiliation expands upon an already successful partnership that both Dickinson Center, Inc. and Beacon Light have enjoyed in Elk County for many years.

Dickinson Center, Inc. a non-profit organization providing behavioral health, intellectual disabilities, and children's prevention services in rural Northwestern PA. Dickinson Center, Inc. is recognized as one of the leading rural behavioral health providers in Northwestern Pennsylvania, and has evolved into an organization with approximately 200 employees operating in Elk, Cameron, Potter, McKean, Forest, Warren, Jefferson, and Clearfield counties.

To learn more about Dickinson, visit its website at www.dickinsoncenter.org

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