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Sinfonia Family Services Receives License to Provide Community Based Mental Health Services

TUCSON, Ariz., Nov. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The State of Louisiana has certified the startup behavioral health care provider, Sinfonía Family Services of Louisiana, for community based mental health services. The agency received notice on Friday November 14, 2014 that it has been certified to provide: Community Psychiatric Support and Treatment, Crisis Intervention, Outpatient Therapy and Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services for Adults and Children at its Jefferson Parish location.

Sinfonía Family Services is the behavioral health division of national health care provider Sinfonía Healthcare Corporation launched in 2013 by Fletcher McCusker, former CEO and founder of Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq:PRSC). Sinfonía opened the Louisiana agency in October led by Katie Saintcross and Chris Boling and plans on community based services in Jefferson Parish, New Orleans and Lafayette.

"We are pleased the State moved so quickly to license our services," said Jo-Ann Prisco, Executive Vice President for Sinfonía. "It is indicative of the value payers and licensing agencies have placed on our unique blend of community based services. We are proud to be open for business in Louisiana."

About Sinfonía Healthcare and Sinfonía Family Services: Sinfonía HealthCare was launched in January 2013 by pioneering healthcare executives Fletcher McCusker and Michael Deitch, the CEO, CFO team and founders of Providence Service Corporation, which grew from $2 million in 1997 revenue in Tucson to over a billion dollars of annual revenue in 350 locations in 2012. Sinfonía presented the team the opportunity to build a new approach to community based medical care and the company quickly established a full continuum of health services including: hospice, home health, companion care, primary care, wellness and medication therapy management. The company currently provides services to over 7,500,000 covered patient lives. After July of 2014 (the termination of the non-compete period with Providence) Sinfonía launched a behavioral health division designed to integrate mental health, pharmacy and primary care. As a result the behavioral health division has business opportunities in Virginia, Arizona, Louisiana and Maine in less than three months. The company recently announced plans to expand into Phoenix and Florida.

CONTACT: Sandy Mellor Director of Community Services 520-545-1102 sfmellor@sinfoniahealth.com

Source:Sinfonia HealthCare Corp.