The MetroHealth System is set to acquire Recovery Resources, a deal that enables both parties to collaborate on behavioral health and addiction services. The partnership expands services for the community, allowing current Recovery Resources’ clients and MetroHealth patients to receive coordinated care for mental illness, alcoholism, drug and other addictions. MetroHealth patients will be able to receive specialized care for behavioral health and addiction disorders from Recovery Resources professionals. Clients under the care of Recovery Resources will have access to MetroHealth services, linking them to additional primary care and preventive care options. Recovery Resources will maintain its separate nonprofit status and operating structure under the MetroHealth umbrella. Under the agreement, Recovery Resources' board of directors will include some current members of Recovery Resources, as well as those nominated by MetroHealth. “Partnering with Recovery Resources will help us expand our reach and breadth into Cuyahoga County to our region’s most disenfranchised community. There is no time in our history where the need has been greater to battle addiction,” said Dr. Akram Boutros, president and CEO of The MetroHealth System, in a statement. “The expertise and experience of Recovery Resources, coupled with MetroHealth’s superior health care services for at-risk populations, will enable us to connect with patients in ways that will impact our community for generations to come.” “With the leadership and support of a strong board of trustees, Recovery Resources is committed to ensuring that individuals and families affected by mental health and addiction disorders are embraced by a care continuum that addresses both behavioral and physical health needs,” said Pamela Gill, RN, MA, president and CEO of Recovery Resources, in a statement.