RAMSAY YOUTH SERVICES INC

RAMSAY YOUTH SERVICES INC

Previous company name
RAMSAY HEALTH CARE INC
Name change date
7/3/1992
Company Overview
Premier Behavioral Solutions provides education and treatment programs for at-risk, troubled, and special needs youth, either on an inpatient or outpatient basis, in a range of settings: from secure detention facilities and juvenile justice commitment facilities to residential treatment facilities, group homes, schools, and community centers. It was formerly known as Ramsay Youth Services and was incorporated in 2003. The company has its registered headquarters located in Coral Gables, Florida.
Premier Behavioral Solutions provides youth services, primarily through contracts with state and local government agencies trying to cut costs by privatizing juvenile social-services programs. The company’s rehabilitation programs for young people with behavioral or psychiatric disorders, substance-abuse problems, and developmental difficulties are offered through inpatient facilities and group homes, as well as through outpatient programs. Services for adults are provided at a limited number of locations.
The company is a subsidiary of Psychiatric Solutions, a provider of inpatient behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 8,000 beds in 29 states. Psychiatric Solutions manages inpatient behavioral healthcare units for private-third parties through its inpatient management contract division.
Business Summary
Ramsay Youth Services Inc. is a provider of behavioral healthcare treatment programs and services focused on at-risk and special-needs youth. The Company offers a treatment programs and services in residential and non-residential settings. The programs and services are offered through a network of Company-owned or leased facilities and state or government-owned facilities. The Company also provides adult behavioral healthcare services. The programs and services are designed through a continuum that is directed to meet the demands for culturally diverse and special-needs populations. The Company’s programs are tailored to service individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues, sexually reactive disorders, developmental disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders. Ramsay’s programs cater to special populations such as juvenile offenders, adolescent females and youths with special education needs. In June 2003, the Company was acquired by Psychiatric Solutions, Inc.
Description and history
Ramsay Youth Services Inc. is a provider of behavioral healthcare treatment programs and services focused on at-risk and special-needs youth. The Company offers a full spectrum of treatment programs and services in residential and non-residential settings. The programs and services are offered through a network of Company-owned or leased facilities (Owned Operations) and state or government-owned facilities (Management Contract Operations). The Company also provides a range of adult behavioral healthcare services. The programs and services provided by the Company are designed through a continuum that is directed to meet the demands for culturally diverse and special-needs populations. The Company’s programs are tailored to service individuals with mental health and substance abuse issues, sexually reactive disorders, developmental disabilities and emotional and behavioral disorders. Ramsay’s programs cater to special populations such as juvenile offenders, adolescent females and youths with special education needs. In June 2003, the Company was acquired by Psychiatric Solutions, Inc., a provider of behavioral health programs to critically ill children, adolescents and adults.

The primary objective of the Company’s programs and services is to provide a safe and highly structured environment for the evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and integration of at-risk and special-needs youth into their communities as responsible individuals and productive citizens. The Company’s specialized behavioral healthcare programs are focused on solving the specialized needs of youths by providing effective treatment interventions, including counseling, social interests, substance abuse education and treatment, mental health services, cognitive and life skills development, accredited education and vocational skills. The Company’s goal is to provide a balanced approach that develops the social, educational and vocational skills of the youths and creates responsible, pro-social individuals. This balanced approach is essential in achieving the program’s objective of integrating the youths into their communities as responsible and productive individuals.

As of December 31, 2002, the Company’s Owned Operations segment consisted of 11 residential facilities, nine therapeutic community living facilities and two stand-alone non-residential facilities in which community-based programs and services are offered. The facilities in the Owned Operations segment are either owned or leased directly by the Company. As of December 31, 2002, the Company’s Management Contract Operations segment consist of eight contracts in which the Company has the right to occupy the facility.

Acute Inpatient Services

The Company’s acute inpatient services are generally provided to individuals needing the most intensive behavioral healthcare treatment. The most common disorders treated at Ramsay’s facilities on an acute inpatient basis are mood and affective disorders (such as depression), psychosis, situational crises and alcohol and drug dependency. The initial goal of acute inpatient treatment is to evaluate and stabilize the patient so that effective treatment can be continued either on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Under the direction of a psychiatrist, the patient’s condition is assessed, diagnosis is made and prescribed treatment follows. The treatment regimen utilizes, where appropriate, medication, individual and group therapy, adjunctive therapy and family therapy.

Residential Treatment Programs

Residential treatment programs provide safe, secure and highly structured environments for the evaluation and development of long-term, intensive and transitional treatment services. The programs focus on a cognitive-behavioral model with family, group and individual counseling, social and life skills development and educational and recreational programs. The primary focus of these services is to reshape antisocial behaviors by stressing responsibility and achievement of performance and treatment goals.

Community-Based Programs

Ramsay’s Community-based programs are designed to meet the special needs of youths and their families, while enabling them to remain living at home or in their community. The primary focus of this program is to provide youths who have a clinically definable emotional, psychiatric or dependency disorder with therapeutic services. Youths who are assisted through these programs have either transitioned out of a residential treatment program or do not require the intensive services of a residential treatment program.

Formerly known as Ramsay Youth Services

Business Line
Provides education and treatment programs for at-risk, troubled, and special needs youth
Subsidiary
BENCHMARK BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SYSTEM, INC
Advisor
DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP
IPO date
8/1985
US SIC Code
8063
Company Address
Columbus Center, Suite 750
1, Alhambra Plaza
City province or state postal code
33134, CORAL GABLES, FL
Phone: +1 305 569 6993
Fax: +1 305 569 4647
Country address: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Website url: www.ramsay.com