Treatment center on move

By Todd Cohen

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Fellowship Hall, a 48-bed treatment center in Greensboro for people suffering from alcohol or drug addiction, has promoted its executive director to president, named a development director and teamed up with School of Medicine at Duke University to create a new residency program.

Rodney Battles, who served for 20 years as a hospital administrator, has been executive director since 1996.

Rick Redmon, formerly special assistance for advancement to the president at Bennett College in Greensboro, has been named the group’s development director, a new position.

Fellowship Hall has begun the quiet phase of a $4 million capital campaign. Facing a two-week waiting list for its residential program, the group has asked the state for permission to add 12 beds to its existing facility.

It also plans to build a new building to house its program for families of substance abusers who are getting counseling, as well as meeting space for people who have been through the program and for substance-abuse professionals.

Under the new program with Duke, which will be ongoing, 12 second-year psychiatric residents will complete month-long rotations at Fellowship Hall, observing therapies and programs for substance-abuse programs.

Founded in 1971, Fellowship Hall has treated more than 15,000 individuals plus their family members.

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