Five Illinois legislators visited Rosecrance’s Harrison location on October 11, 2017 to meet with administrative staff and board members and tour the facility. Legislator attendees included Senator Steve Stadelman, Senator Dave Syverson, Representative Brian Stewart, Representative Joe Sosnowski and an assistant of Representative John Cabello.
Rosecrance President and CEO, Philip Eaton, informed legislators about the history of Rosecrance, explaining the growth and expansion of its behavioral health treatments and facilities over the past century.
For the fiscal year of 2017, Rosecrance admissions totaled 18,520 and approximately 30,084 clients were served in total. Rosecrance now consists of 48 locations in three different states.
“Rosecrance helps individuals develop to their fullest capacity and potential,” said Eaton to legislators. “We aim to provide the essence of hope… and give individuals the mindset that they can live a meaningful life.
He added, “Through all our growth, the Rosecrance mission remains the same— to provide help, hope and lasting recovery to our clients.”
Legislators asked questions of Rosecrance staff and board members. Questions ranged from— “What is the ratio of private to public insurance?” to “What does Rosecrance define as success?”
From there, Rosecrance staff and board members and Illinois legislators engaged in a valuable dialogue, attempting to piece together the complex puzzle of behavioral health.
“Don’t be shy. Let us know what Rosecrance’s needs are so we can work together,” said Stewart.
Jerry Paris, Rosecrance board member for 25 years, thanked legislators for their time:
“We appreciate you taking Rosecrance’s needs and concerns to heart. Thanks for supporting the mission.”