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November 13, 2023

Bradford Health Services Acquires Vertava Health of Mississippi in Southaven

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.-- Bradford Health Services, a leading provider of addiction treatment and recovery services, is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of Vertava Health of Southaven, MS. This strategic move marks a significant expansion of Bradford Health Services’ presence in the Southeast and commitment to delivering high-quality addiction treatment and mental health services in North Mississippi and surrounding areas.

Vertava Health of Mississippi has been a comprehensive provider of addiction treatment and mental health services and has long been a trusted resource for individuals in the North Mississippi and Memphis areas seeking comprehensive and compassionate care for substance use issues. The acquisition allows Bradford Health Services to build upon this strong foundation and further enhance the quality of services offered.

"With the acquisition of Vertava Health of Mississippi, Bradford solidifies its dedication to transforming lives and communities impacted by addiction by providing exceptional care," said Lisa Evans, CEO of Bradford Health Services. "We are excited to welcome the talented team at Vertava Health of Mississippi into our organization and look forward to working together to continue promoting recovery in this area."

This acquisition reflects Bradford's ongoing commitment to expanding its network of treatment centers and ensuring that individuals with substance use disorders have access to affordable, high-quality care. The integration of Vertava Health of Mississippi into Bradford Health Services will result in enhanced resources, a broader range of services, and an even more substantial dedication to the well-being of those seeking treatment and support.

McDermott Will & Emery provided legal counsel to Bradford Health Services. Piper Sandler & Co. served as exclusive financial advisor, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as legal counsel, to Vertava Health.

For more information about Bradford Health Services and its addiction treatment programs, please visit

About Bradford Health Services:

Bradford Health Services is one of the largest and longest-tenured providers of substance abuse treatment and recovery services in the Southeast. Through a coordinated network of 40 facilities, Bradford Health offers affordable, proven treatment services across the entire spectrum of acuity, including early intervention services, crisis response, intensive outpatient care, partial hospitalization and residential care, inpatient detox, and transitional living and life skills programming. Additional information is available at

About Vertava Health:

Vertava Health is a leading behavioral healthcare provider for mental health and substance use disorder. The residential campus in Southaven, MS has been supporting the greater Delta region of Mississippi and Tennessee for over a decade. Vertava Health of Mississippi has been focused on providing the full continuum of care to clients, with an effort to meet patients at a place on their journey to recovery in the most appropriate manner.