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Gateway Appoints Delegatto to Enhance Addiction Treatment Accessibility

CHICAGO, June 26, 2014

Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment Centers, a leading substance abuse treatment provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Delegatto as Executive Director of Business Development. With a wealth of industry knowledge and experience, Mr. Delegatto will help ensure Illinois residents have better access at all levels of care to addiction treatment services through the development of mutually beneficial relationships with healthcare organizations, medical groups and clinical professionals.

"Thousands of individuals who in the past were denied treatment for substance abuse issues through private health insurance now have access to the kind of personalized treatment they need to get their lives back on track. Tom's breadth of industry expertise coupled with his ability to understand the complex healthcare system will facilitate enhanced care for communities throughout Illinois and the St. Louis Metro East area where Gateway centers are located," explains Michael Darcy, President & CEO, Gateway Foundation.

Prior to joining Gateway Treatment Centers, Mr. Delegatto served as Chief Operating Officer at Hartgrove Hospital in Chicago; and Director of Business Development and Managed Care Contracting at Chicago Lakeshore Hospital. As Director of Development at Linden Oaks in Naperville, IL, Mr. Delegatto helped drive regional expansion of the hospital's addiction and behavioral health services. Previous to Linden Oaks, Mr. Delegatto worked for Hazelden Chicago in a variety of clinical positions, including Associate Clinical Director for Adolescent Services.

About Gateway Alcohol & Drug Treatment

Since 1968 our goal has been straightforward: to help clients get their life back on track and achieve a life of sobriety, free from drug use and symptoms of mental illness, that is productive, socially responsible, and healthy. Gateway Foundation is the largest nonprofit treatment provider in the country that specializes in the treatment of substance use disorders, providing treatment for men, women, adolescents, and clients diagnosed with co-occurring mental health disorders.

Gateway's Community Division has treatment centers located throughout Illinois, including Carbondale, Chicago, Lake County, Fox Valley, Springfield, and the St. Louis Metro East area. These centers offer residential and outpatient treatment services for adults, teens, and adolescents accessed through insurance, state funding, and self-pay.

Gateway's professional clinicians help thousands of individuals successfully complete treatment by developing a personalized plan that treats the underlying causes of substance abuse—not just addiction to drugs or alcohol.

Learn more about insurance coverage, treatment options, or Gateway's confidential consultation at RecoverGateway.org or call 877-505-HOPE (4673).

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