Our Network

Eating disorder patients often transition between different levels of care throughout the course of treatment as health stabilizes and symptom severity decreases. In order to ensure that patients have access to comprehensive treatment at each level of care and that patient progress is carefully coordinated between facilities, New York State legislated the establishment of three Comprehensive Care Centers for Eating Disorders (CCCEDs). These CCCEDs are regional networks of inpatient and outpatient facilities that offer patients coordinated and continuous clinical care across providers. The CCCEDs offer care management, case management, and life coaching for patients with eating disorders. These centers also act as advocates in their communities, providing school-based prevention programming, educating professionals and the general public and conducting research to develop and strengthen evidence-based prevention and treatment approaches.

The Healing Connection is licensed by the NYS Office of Mental Health and is an affiliate of the Western New York Comprehensive Care Center for Eating Disorders (WNYCCCED), which is based at the University of Rochester Medical Center, specifically at the University of Rochester School of Nursing (http://www.son.rochester.edu) Mary Tantillo, Founder, President, CEO and Clinical Director at The Healing Connection, serves as Director of the WNYCCCED. In partnership with the Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders Program at Golisano Children's Hospital, our network provides the region with a continuum of coordinated care. Patients can move seamlessly from eating disorder inpatent treatment at Golisano Children's Hospital to the partial hospitalization program at The Healing Connection and vice versa, depending on changes in symptom severity. We also collaborate with partners in the Northeast CCCED and Metro CCCED offering patients across New York state coordinated eating disorder treatment options.

Learn more about the different levels of care, the services offered at The Healing Connection, and the steps to take for intake to our treatment program.