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[March 13, 2014]

Eating Recovery Center of Washington to Increase Access to Residential Eating Disorders Treatment in the Pacific Northwest

BELLEVUE, Wash. --(Business Wire)--

In an effort to increase access to residential eating disorders treatment in the Northwest, Eating Recovery Center has partnered with The Moore Center to develop a 24-hour treatment program for male and female adults and adolescents. Opening in Spring 2014, Eating Recovery Center of Washington is a 24-bed Residential program that mirrors Eating Recovery Center's Residential programs for adults and adolescents in Denver, Colorado, which were created and are overseen by internationally recognized eating disorders treatment experts Drs. Kenneth Weiner, Craig Johnson, Emmett Bishop and Ovidio Bermudez.

"Eating Recovery Center's process for opening new residential eating disorders treatment centers is both thoughtful and deliberate," explains Ken Weiner, MD, FAED, CEDS, Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer of Eating Recovery Center. "We look to identify regions that have a lack of specialized beds dedicated to the treatment of patients and families suffering from these serious, complex illnesses. It is also important that these regions have trusted local treatment programs to provide patients and families with comprehensive outpatient programming to facilitate continuity of care following discharge from the 24-hour care environment."

Given this criteria, the Seattle area is an ideal location for Eating Recovery Center's newest Residential program in light of the Pacific Northwest's scarcity of residential eating disorder treatment options. Eating Recovery Center of Washington is located on the Overlake Hospital Medical Center campus in Bellevue, WA, in a new, state-of-the art building. The treatment center's location on a hospital campus with more than 1,000 physicians supports seamless transition to acute care if additional medical intervention is necessary. The Overlake Hospital Medical Center is just two miles from The Moore Center, a partner program of Eating Recovery Center since July 2012 and a provider of specialized outpatient eating disorders treatment for patients and families in the region since 1991. This close proximity enables The Moore Center's medical and clinical leadership to collaborate with Eating Recovery Center's experts to ensure effective delivery of evidence-based treatment philosophies, processes and interventions in a 24-hour treatment environment.

Additionally, The Moore Center's Partia Hospitalization Programs for adults and adolescents offer a step-down level of care for patients discharging from the Residential program at Eating Recovery Center of Washington. These programs offer 11 hours of treatment 7 days per week, as well as opportunities to practice recovery outside of the controlled treatment environment during evenings at home or in peer- or family-supported apartment communities near the Bellevue treatment center. By offering a full day of programming every day of the week, The Moore Center's PHP supports patients through all meals and snacks and provides ample structure and containment to maintain the symptom interruption and/or weight restoration achieved in the 24-hour treatment environment.

"Emphasis on continuity of care between Residential and Partial Hospitalization levels of care is critical for sustainability of eating disorder recovery," continues Dr. Weiner. "Upon discharge from Eating Recovery Center of Washington, patients and families alike will benefit greatly from the consistency of treatment philosophies and therapeutic interventions used by The Moore Center, as well as their extensive clinical and medical expertise in the treatment of eating disorders."

Eating Recovery Center of Washington's Residential program offers:

  • 24/7 nursing support
  • Daytime medical and psychiatric supervision
  • Emphasis on medical stabilization, weight restoration (when appropriate) and interruption of eating disordered thoughts and behaviors
  • Individualized, developmentally appropriate treatment plans
  • Structured schedule incorporating opportunities to learn and practice recovery behaviors
  • Psychological interventions include individual, group and family therapy grounded in the principles of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Family-Based Treatment (FBT, for adolescent patients and families).
  • Multidisciplinary treatment teams consisting of psychiatrists, internal medicine physicians, individual and family therapists, Registered Dietitians, Registered Nurses, Registered Art Therapist, movement therapist and other patient support staff
  • Thorough discharge planning and aftercare coordination, including access to step-down levels of care at The Moore Center

For more information about Eating Recovery Center of Washington, call 877-218-1344, email or confidentially chat live with a Master's-level eating disorder therapist from our Clinical Assessment team on our website at

About Eating Recovery Center

Eating Recovery Center is an international center providing comprehensive treatment for anorexia, bulimia, EDNOS and binge eating disorder. Under the leadership of Drs. Kenneth Weiner, Craig Johnson (News - Alert), Emmett Bishop and Ovidio Bermudez, programs provide a full spectrum of services for children, adolescents and adults that includes Inpatient, Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services. Our compassionate team of professionals collaborates with treating professionals and loved ones to cultivate lasting behavioral change. Denver-based facilities include the Behavioral Hospital for Adults, the Behavioral Hospital for Children and Adolescents, the Partial Hospitalization Program and Outpatient Services for Adults and the Partial Hospitalization Program for Children and Adolescents. In an effort to increase patient access to care throughout the United States, Eating Recovery Center provides centers of excellence for the treatment of eating disorders across the country. Sacramento-based Eating Recovery Center of California offers Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Outpatient Services, as well as Outpatient Services in Fresno and the Bay Area (opening Spring 2014); The Moore Center offers Partial Hospitalization, Intensive Outpatient and Step-Down Services in Bellevue, Washington; and Insight Behavioral Health Centers offers comprehensive outpatient programming for eating disorders, as well as evidence-based treatment for obesity, mood and anxiety disorders at four Chicago area treatment centers.

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