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Woods, Legacy Treatment Services affiliation approved


New Jersey officials have given Legacy Treatment Services of Hainesport, N.J., the go-ahead to formally affiliate with Woods Services of Langhorne.

The affiliation, effective Jan. 1, is another move in Woods Services’ strategic transformation plan to expand its comprehensive, coordinated approach to care for exceptional people with complex medical and behavioral healthcare needs due to a wide range of intellectual and developmental disabilities, genetic disorders, child welfare issues, and brain trauma.

Legacy Treatment is the fifth nonprofit human services agency to affiliate with Woods Services and the third in New Jersey.

The partnership between Woods Services and Legacy Treatment Services, first announced in June 2018, grew from a mutual dedication to achieving exceptional outcomes for the children and adults each organization serves. Woods had already embarked on a plan to significantly bolster its clinical programming and was looking for a leader in evidence-based treatment and clinical care to help lay the foundation for future programming.

It found that leader in Legacy, which not only provided the blueprint, but the expertise and support Woods needed to help launch its “Clinical Transformation” in late 2018. The goal was to develop new clinical treatment models tailored to the specific populations of children with intellectual disabilities that Woods serves.

Effective with the affiliation, Roy Leitstein, CEO of Legacy Treatment Services, takes on additional responsibilities as Woods first chief of population health strategy.

The joining of Legacy Treatment Services to the Wood’s family brings together the industry leaders in services for individuals with developmental disabilities and behavioral healthcare. Together, Woods and its five affiliates serve more than 18,000 people with developmental and behavioral challenges and employ approximately 6,000 dedicated people.