The opioid epidemic in the U.S. continues, deaths that involved synthetic opioids other than methadone (including fentanyl and fentanyl analogs) continued to rise with more than 80,000 overdose deaths in 2021. Too many families continue to suffer and lose loved ones to the disease of addiction.
As a part of RCA at Bracebridge Hall, you will be joining the forefront of the battle against substance abuse in Maryland and the Washington Metropolitan area and help Recovery Centers of America bring high quality, affordable addiction treatment to those in need of help. The opportunity to make a difference in your community and save thousands of lives from the disease of addiction is what makes a career at RCA at Bracebridge Hall far more than just a job. At Bracebridge Hall, you will join a group of truly dedicated and compassionate professionals to make a real difference in the life of others.
Recovery Centers of America chose the location for RCA at Bracebridge Hall based on the local need but also because of its incredible, scenic location, which is suitable for nature retreats. We believe access to nature and beauty can be contributing factors to healing from drug or alcohol addiction. We also believe these same things make RCA at Bracebridge Hall a fantastic place to work.
Since 2016, RCA at Bracebridge Hall has offered comprehensive, individualized treatment services for a wide range of substance abuse issues, including alcohol, opiates, heroin, and methamphetamine. The campus offers a variety of evidence-based treatment protocols designed to effectively treat drug and alcohol addiction, as well as support long-term, meaningful recovery for patients and their families. Additional patient services include yoga and mindfulness meditation; family, group and individual counseling; educational seminars and outpatient treatment programs.
Join RCA at Bracebridge Hall and help us save 1,000,000 lives, one neighborhood at a time!
A Day in the Life…
RCA BRIDGEBRIDGE HALL LEADERSHIP
One of the keys to the success for RCA at Bracebridge Hall is great management. Its management team has a proven track record of high quality addiction treatment. At RCA, we believe that strong leadership isn’t just great for the company, it’s also an opportunity to learn from the best and grow as a professional.
Robert “Bobby” Bunyan
Bobby Bunyon is CEO of Recovery Centers of America at Bracebridge Hall in Earlville, Maryland. In this role, his primary responsibilities include leading and mentoring a team of dedicated, mission-driven addictions professionals in delivering superior substance abuse care. He also ensures the local community is aware of the resources and support available through RCA.
For over a decade, Bobby has been an influential leader within the addiction treatment field. Before assuming his current role, he served as Recovery Centers of America’s Corporate Director of Clinical Operations for over three years. Prior to RCA, he worked at Retreat Behavioral Health, a provider of substance use disorder and mental health services in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Bobby received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology from the University of Phoenix.
Dr. Mark Harris
Dr. Mark Harris, DO is Board Certified in Family Medicine and has practiced as a family care physician and addiction treatment professional throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
He joins our team at Bracebridge Hall with over 20 years of experience in family and addiction medicine. After earning his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Harris completed a Family Medicine residency at Christiana Hospital in Newark, Delaware.
Director of Therapeutic Services
Heather Frye APRN, PMHNP-BC, MSN, MBA is a Board-Certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and serves as the Clinical Director at Recovery Centers of America, Bracebridge Hall.
Heather came to RCA from Drexel University, her alma mater, where she served as the Track Director for the PMHNP Program. Heather specializes in the assessment and treatment of co-occurring disorders and collaborates intensely with the clinical team to individualize patient care.
She has co-presented Give Power to Word of Mouth: Adding a Clinical Education Component to a Community Service Program on Heroin at the International Nurses Society on Addiction conference and presented Spread HOPE (Heroin Opioids Public Education): Nursing Pearls for Patient Education at the Delaware Nurses Association Annual Conference.
Director of Facilities
KC Poore was born and raised in Cecil County, Maryland and grew up the grounds of Bracebridge Hall while assisting his dad in his position as the Estate Caretaker. KC has twenty years of combined experience in grounds maintenance, operations, fleet management, and facilities. Prior to joining the team at BBH, KC owned and operated his own company which specialized in maintenance management, supply chain management, recruiting, and grounds maintenance. As the Facilities Director at BBH, KC is responsible for facilities management, contracts planning, vender relationships, performance, schedule, compliance, budget management, expense reporting, and safety and risk management.
TEAMS @ RCA BRACEBRIDGE HALL
Click on any department to learn more about their function at Recovery Centers of America – Bracebridge Hall.
The Admissions Department is the first point of contact for patients entering RCA’s facilities. Empathy and professionalism are key so new patients, who are just starting their recovery journey, feel comforted and reassured. Admissions works directly with the Mission Center at the King of Prussia office to obtain intake information for pre-screened, pre-authorized patients scheduled for admission in order to complete the admissions process at their respective facilities. Admissions professionals guide newly arrived patients through the full gamut of physical screening, performing Bio-Psycho-Social, Medical, & Psychiatric assessments, and entering patient health data and history into our Electronic Health Record System (Avatar) as necessary.
The Case Management Department is responsible for patient aftercare. Case Managers work directly with patients under their care, as well as alongside the clinical department. They also put together a discharge plan detailing where the patient will go after they finish their inpatient stay at RCA, follow up services, and treatments the patient will need.
The Clinical Department is responsible for implementing new programs and treatments, as well as also making sure all existing treatments are consistently meeting patient needs. They gather patient feedback and report relevant data up the chain. Clinical is also in charge of distributing printed educational materials such as workbooks, handouts, and patient assessments. Clinical consists of accredited experts in the field of addiction treatment who are expected to offer guidance and expertise to patients as well as the staff at their respective facilities. The Clinical Department also includes therapists who manage a wide profile of patient cases offering group, individual, and family counseling.
The Human Resources Department manages a range of different functions at RCA facilities. This department is responsible for recruiting, screening, and interviewing qualified candidates. Human Resources also handles employee relations, payroll administration, benefits, and plays a strategic role in managing people and the workplace culture and environment.
The Medical Department is the highest authority when it comes to ensuring all patients are physically stable during their stay at Recovery Centers of America. Should a medical emergency ever arise, the Medical Department is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Every patient entering an RCA facility undergoes a thorough health assessment by the Medical Department. The Medical Department determines which medication protocols are appropriate during detox, inpatient stay, and medication-assisted treatment where applicable. They also offer medical insight to the facility staff whenever necessary and provide guidance during admissions of medically complicated cases. Patients with co-occurring physical ailments rely on the Medical Department for assessments and treatment planning.
The Nursing Department’s key role is maintaining physical stability and safety of all patients. Members of the Nursing Department perform regular rounds to consistently asses the physical wellbeing of monitored patients and administer medications when necessary. Nursing works under the guidance of the Medical Department.
The Quality Assurance Department ensures proper documentation occurs as required by law, as well as for internal company usage. They are also responsible for processing and responding to all incident reports originating at their home site. This department serves as Corporate’s independent oversight team, ensuring all operations comply with applicable laws, regulations, and rules such as State Regulations, Accreditors HIPAA, 42 CFR Part 2 and plays an essential role in preserving RCA’s integrity and reputation.
RCA’s Recovery Support Specialists are a very important part of the Clinical Department. Often the most common point of contact for patients, they maintain order at their respective facilities, guide patients to their scheduled groups and meetings, and ensure an efficient flow of day to day activities. They also offer one-on-one support to patients when appropriate. Recovery Support Specialists are compassionate and empathetic, they often form close bonds with RCA patients.
The Transportation Department provides patient transportation to and from RCA facilities, as well as takes patients on scheduled field trips and doctors appointments as necessary.
The Utilization Review Department acts as a liaison between our facility, our patients, and our patients’ insurance companies. They constantly communicate with insurance to advocate necessary treatments on the behalf of our patients and bill the insurance companies for patient time at the facility and services rendered. It’s their duty to make sure the care our patients need is paid for by their insurance.
EMPLOYEES TALK ABOUT BRACEBRIDGE HALL
It is a privilege to be a part of our patients’ recovery. We are making a difference. You see the transformation during their stay with us – We are SAVING LIVES!”
– RCA at Bracebridge Hall Employee
I see the patients and their loved ones at their most broken and vulnerable state when I pick up patients to bring them to treatment. Patients don’t always recognize me during their stay as the person who brought them to RCA, and I don’t always recognize them during their transition while they are here with us! But when I get to take them back to their families at the end of their stay as a changed person who has begun to heal the biggest reward is the smile on everyone’s faces.”
– RCA at Bracebridge Hall Employee
The team we have here is amazing. We are here for our patients and for each other. It takes all of us to guide our patients along their journey and we have each other’s backs!”
– RCA at Bracebridge Hall Employee