After 31 years of service Betty Ford Center merges with MN's Hazelden Foundation to become "nation's largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider" .
"The Betty Ford Center and the Hazelden Foundation have formally merged to become the nation's largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider. The news, announced Tuesday, comes after several months of talks between the Rancho Mirage facility and Minnesota-based Hazelden. The new group will be known as the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, although the world-renowned center on Eisenhower Medical Center's campus will still be named after its co-founder, former first lady Betty Ford." -- Erica Felci, the (Palm Springs) Desert Sun