Healthcare executive brings more than 20 years of experience to one of the region’s fastest-growing behavioral health organizations

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA (March 4, 2024) — ETHOS Treatment, LLC has named Mike Flanagan Senior Vice President of Business Development. The Company has experienced rapid expansion, growing to seven locations, telehealth services, and over 40 counselors in the past few years.  Flanagan will continue to drive ETHOS’ growth as the Company executes plans to expand into new markets throughout the Mid-Atlantic and U.S in the coming years.

“With his deep expertise in healthcare, particularly around innovation, business planning, and growth strategies, Mike adds a whole new dimension to our leadership team,” said Brendan Young, CEO and co-founder. “The growth we have been experiencing is great confirmation of our disruptive model, and we are just getting started.  He will play a critical role as we continue our rapid expansion into new markets, delivering the type of care our clients need, when they need it.”

ETHOS has a unique, disruptive model for the delivery of Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP).  IOP are an alternative to inpatient services for patients who do not require a full-time, facility treatment regimen. Some of the main benefits of IOP are cost compared to inpatient services, which can be 10 times or more, along with the patient’s ability to receive services while still in their real-life settings. 

“Some IOP programs have been the subject of negativity in a few markets around out-of-network and questionable billing practices, and counselor burnout,” added Young.  “ETHOS’ disruptive model is designed to ensure clients receive timely assistance in overcoming obstacles and benefit from needed structure, stability, consistency, and accountability. The Company does this by aggressively investing in the people providing care, putting them in the best position to deliver the best experience and outcomes to the patient.”

“Our goal is to interrupt self-destructive routines with healthy ones, breaking the cycle of a mental health or substance use issue,” added Michael Blanche, Chief Clinical Officer and co-founder, “And like you or I, our clients have school, work, and family obligations, so outpatient therapy enables them to meet the demands of normal life and apply the skills they learn in real-world settings. We do this through a disruptive model that supports everyone in the process, counselors, non-clinical staff, and patients, where we are helping people help people.”

With outpatient treatment centers in Philadelphia, West Chester, Plymouth Meeting, Collegeville, Broomall, Jenkintown, Wyomissing and Telehealth, ETHOS helps adults and adolescents with mental health issues and substance use disorders through IOP, individual counseling, small group, and family therapy, all of which maximize the potential for long-term, sustainable recovery.  Several locations also offer specialty programs for people with gambling disorders, eating disorders, as well as groups specifically for first responders and people who have experienced trauma.

“The ETHOS mission of ‘helping people help people’ truly resonates with me and is an incredible value proposition in the market,” Flanagan said.  “Our differentiated, people-centric model that allows clinicians to focus on high-quality care that best supports our patients’ healing journeys is a mission I am thrilled to be a part of and help grow.”

Prior to joining ETHOS, Flanagan was Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Growth at Change Healthcare and a Vice President/General Manager at McKesson Corporation. Earlier, Flanagan was part of the senior team that led Portico Systems and positioned the company for acquisition by McKesson. 

“Mike is a metrics- and data-driven professional who understands how to scale mission-based organizations,” said Ned Moore, Board Member and co-founder. “His diverse background in healthcare including financial management, product development, and go-to-market strategies gives him a unique lens through which to help us grow our truly unique model and serve our clients as they work to achieve long-term, sustainable recovery.”