Helping People is More than a Job for Patti Sullivan

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

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Working 33 years in oil and gas and in real estate, Patti Sullivan traveled the world in the company of famous movers and shakers. Unfortunately, it also stimulated her alcoholism. “I’ve led an amazing, interesting life,” says the Houston native. “But I was a buck-wild, crazy girl.” She considers herself lucky because she had parental support in battling the disease. … Read More

Chris Raymer Zoom Talks Scheduled

John SniffenLa Hacienda


Alumni Director Chris Raymer will be featured in a number of online Zoom talks in the coming months. The first, which will originate from Winnipeg, Canada, starts at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14. To receive login information, email Chris at or phone or text (830) 377-1981. The sites listed below are the points of origination for the Zoom programs. … Read More

Start a Healthier Life This Holiday Season

John SniffenHealing Environment, La Hacienda

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Christmas stockings for Strength, Hope, Faith, Believe and One Day at a Time hang in the Dining Room. You’re thinking, “I need to go in for help, but it’s almost Christmas. I don’t want to miss the holiday with my family. I’ll go after New Year’s.” Let’s look at that reasoning for a moment. Addiction is an illness. It doesn’t … Read More

David Hutts Loves Interacting with People

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On first impression, people may think David Hutts is reserved. Our Austin-based Business Development Specialist is actually the opposite. David loves getting to know people and to hear their stories. He usually finds a way to connect with them on some level. It’s been important to his work. “Most of my career had been spent in marketing and special event planning,” … Read More

‘Why I Refer Patients to La Hacienda’

John SniffenAddiction Treatment Industry News, La Hacienda

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Milly Gonzalez is part of our admissions team which is respected by the network of professionals who refer patients to La Hacienda. The La Hacienda staff works with an extensive network of addiction treatment professionals across the state and nation, seeking to find the best options for women and men looking for help. One of the respected interventionists who works … Read More

Saurage to Lead Summit Discussion on Payor Partnerships

John SniffenAddiction Treatment Industry News, La Hacienda

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Cade Saurage, Director of Utilization Review and Strategic Partnerships, will lead a plenary presentation on Payor Partnerships during a virtual summit for industry professionals next week. Payor Partnerships is a new and progressive approach of customized contracts and performance reimbursement. Cade’s presentation will start at 7:30 a.m. CDT, Wednesday, Oct. 28. It will include discussion of a recent alternative payment … Read More

Activities Therapy Director Loves Her Work

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

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Activities Therapy Director Allison Sullivan Moyer (right) with her 25-year service award, and her assistant, Hailey Olden, with her 2-year award. As of October 2020, Allison Sullivan Moyer has been “paid to play” (her words) at La Hacienda for 25 years. That’s because, as Director of Activities Therapy, she spends much of her work day outside. And she loves helping … Read More

Webinar on Recovery’s Spiritual Foundation to Feature Dr. Boone

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Medical Director Dr. James Boone, MD, will lead a one-hour webinar, “Fact or Fiction? Modern Day Medicine Has Made the Spiritual Foundation of 12-Step Recovery Obsolete,” on Friday, October 16. The free webinar starts at noon and is presented by the Spiritual Care Network (SCN). To register use this link. Treatment professionals can receive one hour of continuing education credit … Read More

Passion with a Purpose

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

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Sarah Oliveira-McDonald, our Fort Worth-based Business Development/Corporate Partnerships Representative, has a passion for helping others and developing lasting relationships with people from all places and backgrounds. Sarah joined the Business Development Team in 2013, bringing with her 18 years of experience in sales and marketing.   Interested in the business world since she was a young girl, she earned her … Read More