Eating Recovery Center (www.eatingrecoverycenter.com
), a licensed behavioral hospital providing comprehensive treatment and sustainable recovery for eating disorders, was named one of 50 Colorado Companies to Watch
at a gala awards ceremony Friday evening. This dynamic business recognition program, founded by the Edward Lowe Foundation, identifies and celebrates second-stage companies that are transforming our economies and our lives.
Colorado Companies to Watch fuels the state’s economic fire by supporting growing businesses that are developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and building new industries throughout Colorado.
“We founded Eating Recovery Center to fill a void in Denver eating disorder treatment,” explains Kenneth L. Weiner, MD, CEDS, medical director and founding partner of Eating Recovery Center. “Adults challenged with varying intensities of eating disorders in the Rocky Mountain region and beyond now have access to a truly integrated treatment program that cultivates lasting behavioral change and sustains long-term recovery, despite the stage or severity of their disease.”
In addition to being evaluated on past growth and projected success, applicants are also judged according to their special strengths. These special strengths revolve around a company's innovative products and business practices, special use of technology, work within their community and more. Colorado Companies to Watch also weighs the value of creating good quality jobs, diverse industries, and statewide representation.
Eating Recovery Center was honored for its innovation in facility design, influence in the behavioral health industry and the Denver community, and job creation in the growing healthcare field. The behavioral hospital was also recognized for filling a void in regional eating disorder treatment
) by providing high quality care – from inpatient treatment to outpatient programming – for adults with anorexia and bulimia.
"I fully support the Colorado Companies to Watch program,” said Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. “I understand the value of these high-growth second-stage companies to our state's economy and encourage others to get involved in making this program a great success. It fits perfectly with our dynamic economic strategy for Colorado.”
The 2010 Colorado Companies to Watch were recognized in the June edition of ColoradoBIZ Magazine, and at a gala awards celebration on June 18, 2010, at the Denver Marriott City Center. Each company will be named “This Week’s Colorado Company to Watch” during one week of the next year. Media partnerships such as with 9News in the Denver-metro area will highlight awardees throughout the year.
“Congratulations to Eating Recovery Center on your accomplishment of being named a 2010 Colorado Companies to Watch,” said Don Marostica, director of the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade. “The competition was strong, and being selected as an awardee is truly an honor and a testament to the vitality of your company.”
The Center’s October 2008 opening launched Colorado eating disorder treatment
) to the forefront as a leading region for eating disorder recovery. Denver is now one of the few cities in the U.S. where adults with severe eating disorders can receive the full spectrum of recovery options under the supervision of nationally recognized eating disorder experts.
Eating Recovery Center, which operates an adult licensed behavioral hospital in central Denver, an outpatient facility on Cherry Street in Denver, and will open an adolescent treatment facility in the Denver Lowry neighborhood in October 2010, accepts patients from across the country. The Center was founded by renowned experts Kenneth L. Weiner, MD, CEDS, and Emmett R. Bishop, Jr., MD, CEDS, who have separately founded numerous other treatment centers throughout the country. Eating Recovery Center proves to be the culmination of the two doctors’ efforts and expertise.