EXCLUSIVE: Mercy Health strikes deal with new medical center

Mercy Health-Cincinnati has formed an affiliation with BrightView, a medical center that recently opened in Norwood to provide treatment for patients battling drug or alcohol addictions.

Heroin and opiate abuse have reached epidemic levels in Greater Cincinnati, according to medical experts.

“There is a very strong demand in Greater Cincinnati for quality chemical dependency services provided with compassion,” said John Starcher, CEO of Mercy Health-Cincinnati. “In BrightView, we’ve found an affiliation partner that shares our desire to help improve the health of our community and will help us expand patient access to these much-needed services on an outpatient basis.”