DC Start-Up Business Executive Joins Aquila Recovery Team
WASHINGTON, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Aquila Recovery, Chartered, DC’s new addiction treatment enterprise, this week announced the appointment of Banks Hyde as Vice President of Business Development.
Aquila’s model for mainstreaming addiction health is demonstrated in a pilot clinic at 4455 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC. Licensed earlier this year, the Aquila Recovery Clinic currently serves DC, Montgomery County and Northern Virginia with outpatient and recovery support services.
Johnny W. Allem, Founder and President, announced the Banks appointment as the clinic completed its first full quarter of operation. “We are meeting our expectations, both in terms of census and in reception by the DC market,” he said.
Aquila directs special attention to partnerships with primary health care, in keeping with research-based goals promoted by the Federal government to achieve efficiency and better outcomes with whole health integrated care.
Banks brings a career in entrepreneurial development and start-up management. His business interests have included commercial real estate, commercial lending, telecom services, digital video technologies, and biotechnology. He was principal in multiple start-ups and in the acquisition of several companies.
A long-term advocate of addiction recovery, Banks has actively contributed to successful recovery of many in the Washington, DC area and served on the Board of the Men’s Home in Alexandria, VA, a historical and landmark recovery halfway house.
He graduated from University of Alabama with a business degree and has been recognized for achievements in advertising and marketing.
Aquila Recovery focuses on individuals in any stage of illness, but with special emphasis on identifying those in early misuse of alcohol and other drugs while they still have job and family supports as well as traditional health insurance coverage.
Allem, former Deputy Commissioner of Mental Health in DC, as well as former President of the Johnson Institute, founded Aquila to advance “mainstreaming” of addiction health – consistent with goals of national health care reform.
For more information, visit www.aquilarecovery.com.
SOURCE Aquila Recovery Clinic