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Haymarket Center is one of the region's largest and most comprehensive providers of treatment for substance use disorders and mental health conditions. Haymarket was founded in 1975 by Monsignor Ignatius McDermott and Dr. James West, and is a fully accredited, nonprofit organization, licensed by the Illinois Department of Human Services.
An independent evaluation of our recovery coaching program showed outstanding outcomes, including 87% of individuals reporting a reduction in substance use, 64% decrease in mental health symptoms and 74% increase in clients employed.
The Haymarket DuPage behavioral health clinic will offer the full continuum of substance use and mental health treatment for adults 18 and over. Haymarket DuPage seeks to purchase the Holiday Inn on the west side of Interstate 290 at Irving Park Road. It will undergo a $1.5 million interior renovation.
Haymarket DuPage patients will be residents of DuPage and nearby communities who are adults, age 18 and older. They may be your neighbors, friends, coworkers and even someone you love. They come in seeking treatment, or are brought to treatment by friends and family and others concerned with their health and wanting to ensure provision of health care services to meet their individual needs. Patients are also referred by hospitals, educational institutions, first responders, company and EAP programs. Less than 1% of Haymarket's patients are required by court order to participate in substance use disorder treatments.
Upon a patient's arrival, Haymarket follows its central intake procedure, which includes the conduct of a comprehensive medical and global appraisal of individual needs (G.A.I.N.). Intake also includes a background check on each patient to ensure that we do not admit any individual with a violence charge or a sexual offense in their background.
The demand for our services continues to rise due to an increase in opioid fatalities in DuPage County. In 2017-2018, nearly 2,000 men and women from DuPage and the collar counties were patients at Haymarket clinics.
In Itasca, Haymarket Center will be contracting with a private ambulance service to answer any emergency calls prior to contacting the Village's first responders. In addition, Haymarket Center proposes to meet with the Village and first responders to have direct input in developing a mutually acceptable plan. Haymarket's EMS plan will be tailored to the needs of the Itasca facility, predicated on best management practices.
Haymarket plans to provide a full continuum of health care services to adults aged 18 and older at the Itasca location. Services will include diagnosis, treatment and recovery support for persons disabled by substance use and mental health disorders, who voluntarily seek care. Treatment provided is planned to include inpatient, outpatient and recovery programs – all adapted to suit each patient and their unique needs.Our individualized care ranges from outreach through recovery, adapted to suit each patient and their unique needs. Our services go far beyond the scope of most treatment programs, including:
• Evidence-based, comprehensive interventions
• Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
• Psychiatry & counseling
• Recovery support services
• GED courses & job placement
• Partnerships that assure care coordination
• Recovery coaching
While Haymarket is cognizant of the fact that funding for public safety is derived from property taxes, which Haymarket will not pay as a non-profit property owner, Haymarket currently intends to contract with a private ambulance service to offset any burden on Itasca, and it is open to continuing to discuss the Village's financial concerns. More importantly, Haymarket is firmly committed to bringing to Itasca a much-needed health center facility, which will support the treatment needs of residents in DuPage County and neighboring communities. Haymarket Center intends to bring a positive economic benefit to the Village by partnering on grant opportunities, employing more than double the existing employee population at the planned site and purchasing (when available) local goods and services.
Haymarket is expecting to provide substance use and mental health treatment to approximately 4,750 patients a year through all of its treatment and recovery programs, including outpatient programs. We anticipate there will be 200 patients receiving treatment and recovery support at any given time.
In 2017-2018, nearly 2,000 men and women from DuPage and the collar counties were patients at Haymarket clinics. There is a need for Haymarket's services in this area. The Holiday Inn was identified as a location that might be available. The existing hotel is easily converted to a health center use, common to other older hotel/hospital conversions in other states. Haymarket learned that it had previously been for sale as a hotel and received no offers. The owner plans to discontinue it as a Holiday Inn. Haymarket learned that the site is zoned B-2 where healthcare facilities are allowed by the Village of Itasca as special uses. It is not adjacent to any residential neighborhood and is immediately south of an industrially zoned area. The site is located in a business park with ample parking, surrounded by major highways. Its surrounding green space is consistent with a health center facility.
Haymarket is committed to being a good neighbor in Itasca and a strong community partner. Haymarket pledges to support community events in Itasca, offer educational and training programs, partner with first responders and identify grant opportunities that bring additional financial support to the community.
Haymarket Center does have a security plan, which was developed in-house and through security consultants and is overseen by the Administration. Similar to hospitals and other health care facilities, the building will be secured 24/7 and Haymarket will have trained security at all times. Security staff is not armed, but they—and all other staff—are trained in non-violent crisis intervention mental health first aide. Haymarket also intends to have video surveillance of the interior and exterior of the health center facility, which is monitored by our security staff in real time and footage is maintained for one- to three-week periods.
Haymarket DuPage will create more than 160 new jobs for medical and counseling staff — tripling the number of current jobs at the Holiday Inn.
The following types of jobs are expected to be available: Clinical Director, Medical Director, Psychiatrists, Facility Director, Facility Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselors, Licensed Practical Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, an Information Technology Specialist, a Human Resource Specialist, Case Managers, Case Aides, Counselors, Admissions Specialists, Maintenance Personnel, Housekeeping Personnel, Security Personnel and a site Executive Administrator. We will begin a competitive hiring process to staff this new facility with experts in the field of behavioral health.
Haymarket has provided a traffic study as part of its application for zoning. Please refer to that study.
Traffic with outpatient patients: we expect to treat about 150 patients per month on an outpatient basis. Approximately two-thirds (or 100) of these patients will be staying in recovery programming, and therefore will bring no traffic to or from the facility. About one-third (or 50) may come to the facility.
Traffic due to recovery home patients: the majority of the recovery home patients are restricted from having a car on site. Some exceptions are made based on patient need and administrative approval.
Traffic due to visitors: Typically, around 30% of recovery patients may have a weekly visit from a family member.
Haymarket is a nonprofit organization, whose mission is to provide health care services to all patients, regardless of ability to pay. Haymarket accepts all forms of commercial insurance and Medicaid is accepted.
The amount of time each patient is provided health care services at each facility is dependent on individual needs through a medical assessment that meets the criteria of the American Society of Addiction Medicine.
• In-patient treatment may range from 14 days to 90 days, based on individual need, with a typical stay around 23 days.
• Recovery stays may range from one month to 12 months, with a typical stay of around 90 days.
• Patients will most often begin the recovery stay phase of their continuum of care with participation in intensive outpatient, which typically lasts six weeks, and/or standard outpatient, which typically lasts four weeks.
Yes, Haymarket Center is financially stable, and has maintained financial stability for 45 years. Funding comes from federal, state, other governmental entities, foundations, private insurance and private donation sources.
If a patient decides to stop treatment, we immediately begin interventions to try to keep the patient on course. If they choose to leave, we make sure the patient has transportation from the doors of our facility to their home or another safe location. This strategy has been endorsed by the DuPage County Sheriff's department.
"Right now, people have to leave the county to get (care). I think through Haymarket coming into DuPage and their investment in our community, it will go a long way to getting our residents the treatment they need."
"Haymarket’s proposal provides an essential, local option for residents seeking drug rehabilitation services and dedicating themselves to recovery in our county…These are our neighbors, our family members, our friends, our co-workers … This is so compelling -- the need in our community -- that I am enthusiastically supportive of it. "
"The time is now to bring these needed services to our region. The loss of one more child, brother, sister, parent or friend is one too many."
"Haymarket believed in me and got me to where I am today. I’ve lost so many friends and they all lived in the vicinity of Itasca. I want to say to my neighbors, we have an opportunity to change the world for the better. Haymarket does save lives. They saved mine."
"Local residents have expressed concerns for community safety. As the nation’s leading safety advocate, no one is more focused on the safety of our own community than the National Safety Council. For the first time in U.S. history, a person’s lifetime odds of dying from an accidental opioid overdose have eclipsed the odds of dying from a motor vehicle crash. We must do everything we can to curtail opioid misuse and help those who are struggling with substance use disorders get the treatment they need to live their fullest lives." Read the full NSC release here
"We need to address the opioid crisis holistically. A key component will be to expand the number of treatment beds available in DuPage County. Haymarket can help to bridge that gap, particularly for those most in need."
"The stigma surrounding the opioid crisis and those affected is truly discouraging. Let our family be an example of the type of clients who may be in the Haymarket program: a pretty typical intact, educated, middle to upper middle-class family, with kids who are good students and were actively involved in many extra-curricular and community activities. Our son, Matt, participated in treatment programs, some that were in the heard of middle-class communities and even next door to an elementary school. After the loss of my son, my family and I remain frustrated with the lack of care in our community so that patients can be close to their families and support systems."
"The day after our son passed away from a heroin overdose a good friend came to our door. She grabbed both my arms and looked me straight in my eyes and said, ‘Patti, sometimes chemotherapy works and sometimes it doesn’t, and we don’t know why… Sometimes rehab works and sometimes it doesn’t and we don’t know why.’ Rehab is the medicine for the disease of addiction. It gives hope to an addict and to their entire family."
"Last year, DuPage County experienced 92 overdose deaths. It is very apparent that we need to be doing more for all of our residents to prevent these tragedies and offer a place where people can seek treatment and care"
"My son was your everyday suburban kid: Boy Scouts, baseball, soccer – he had a heart of gold. We are a good, hardworking family that took time to sit down at the same table every night for dinner. By the time my son turned 26, he had lost 8 close friends to this disease. I lost my own son on December 19, 2017 at the age of 26. This disease does not discriminate, and it is here in our own backyard. The lack of available beds for immediate treatment in our area forced us to send our son out of state for treatment, and he ended up in unregulated treatment centers where he didn’t get the help he needed. To have Haymarket in the Chicagoland suburbs could prevent this from happening to other families like ours."
"In spite of being a police officer and with all my training, I was unprepared to deal with my son’s addiction. We tried to get him help only to find out that centers were closed or could not take him. It became a battle to find treatment. Friday (September 20, 2019) marks the 10th anniversary of his death. A decade has passed and it hasn’t gotten better, it’s gotten worse. We are in the midst of an epidemic and we need to do the right thing."
"Haymarket is a great neighbor and community partner and has been a leader in helping to revitalize the West Loop. The reason that the opioid epidemic is ravaging our nation is that there are not enough facilities like Haymarket Center."
"Last year, more than 57,000 DuPage County residents went without recovery services they needed (DHS). Sadly, our rate of age adjusted heroin overdose consistently exceed national rates. For those concerned with issues of public safety, I would simply offer my opinion that treatment access will result in demonstrably safer communities. People in treatment are trying to get better; we need to support that effort in every way that we can."
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