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Cornerstone of Recovery Acquired by Bradford Health Services

Cornerstone of Recovery

Acquisition expands Bradford’s inpatient addiction treatment services into Tennessee


Louisville, Tennessee (September 1, 2021) – Bradford Health Services, the Southeast’s largest provider of addiction treatment programs, today announced the expansion of their portfolio with the acquisition of Cornerstone of Recovery, a Tennessee-based substance use disorder treatment provider.

Founded in 1989, Cornerstone of Recovery is the largest provider of drug and alcohol recovery programs in the East Tennessee region. The company operates two Knoxville-area inpatient facilities, Cornerstone of Recovery and Stepping Stone to Recovery, offering a full spectrum of clinical treatment options for people recovering from addiction.

“We are proud to add an organization as well respected as Cornerstone of Recovery to the Bradford portfolio,” said Mike Rickman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bradford Health Services. “This partnership brings together two teams that share a passion for supporting recovery. We are excited to combine our collective knowledge and experience to provide even greater access to the best care in the industry.”

Greater In-Network Access to Addiction Treatment Programs

The acquisition strengthens both Bradford’s and Cornerstone’s position in the addiction treatment industry, expanding in-network access to care and providing unparalleled treatment opportunities for patients, families, and referring providers across a full continuum of care. The combined company will offer programming and support services through over 25 facilities across Alabama, Arkansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

“Whether we’re serving patients from Tennessee or from across the country, our mission has always been the same: to save lives, families, and jobs by providing hope, healing, and recovery for those impacted by the disease of addiction,” said Cornerstone of Recovery Chief Executive Officer Steve McGrew. “With this new partnership, we look forward to furthering this mission, drawing on new resources and opportunities under the Bradford umbrella to continue to provide comprehensive, affordable, and effective treatment for those in need.”

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About Bradford Health Services

Bradford Health Services has been successfully treating alcohol and drug addiction for more than 40 years. With locations across the Southeast, Bradford offers affordable, clinically proven programs at all levels of care, including residential, inpatient, extended care, and outpatient services. Drawing from best-in-class medical and clinical research, Bradford’s experienced staff tailors every treatment plan to the individual patient, resulting in patient outcomes that significantly exceed national averages. Bradford’s 24-hour crisis center is available by calling 1-888-SOBER-40 (888-762-3740). For more information, visit

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