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Pathways Receives Substance Abuse Care Award

Jun 17, 2014 09:05AM ● By Cate Reynolds
(ANNAPOLIS, Md., June 16, 2014)—Pathways, an affiliate of Anne Arundel Medical Center, earned national recognition for delivering highly effective, cost-effective inpatient substance abuse care.

The Platinum award designation by Optum, formerly known as United Behavioral Health, bases its honor on clinical data such as such as readmission rates and the average length of inpatient stays collected throughout the year. The data is compared to that of other regionally-based facilities and Pathways exceeds nearly all areas.

Pathways offers diagnosis and treatment programs for adolescents and adults with inpatient and outpatient alcohol and/or drug addiction treatment. Comprehensive inpatient and outpatient programs are tailored to the individual patient’s needs, with on-site family involvement as an integral part of the recovery process. Extensive continuing care and relapse prevention programs offer patients the important support they need to make the transition to a substance free lifestyle and successful return to the family, school, work and the community.

For more information about Pathways, call (410) 573-5400 or visit

About Anne Arundel Medical Center
Anne Arundel Medical Center (AAMC), a regional health system headquartered in Annapolis, Md., serves an area of more than one million people. Founded in 1902, AAMC includes a 425-bed not-for-profit hospital, a medical group, imaging services, a substance use treatment center, and health enterprises. In addition to a 57-acre Annapolis campus, AAMC has outpatient pavilions in Bowie, Kent Island, Odenton, and Waugh Chapel. AAMC is nationally recognized for its joint replacement center, emergency heart attack response and cancer care. A leader in women’s services, AAMC delivers the state’s second highest number of births annually and has a Level 3 NICU. With more than 1,000 medical staff members, 3,900 employees and 750 volunteers, AAMC consistently receives awards for quality, patient satisfaction and innovation. To learn more, visit