Hill Country Homecoming

John SniffenAlumni, La Hacienda

Chris Raymer, Recovery Community Director

Photo: Chris Raymer in the door of his new office at La Hacienda. By Chris Raymer, Recovery Community Director It was a beautiful cold December morning as I drove into La Hacienda for my “first day” and “new hire” orientation after an eight-year absence. Memories of my 17 years here flooded back as I walked across the campus. “Overwhelmed” pretty much … Read More

Sosa to Represent La Hacienda at San Antonio Events

John SniffenLa Hacienda

Jeremy Sosa, Business Development Representative

Business Development Representative Jeremy Sosa will promote La Hacienda Treatment Center at two events in San Antonio during February. The first is Being Bold in the New Year, an annual conference hosted by the San Antonio Spiritual Care Network (SASCN). It starts at 7 a.m. Friday, February 8, and ends at 5:30 p.m. the same day. The location is 18918 … Read More

Treatment Team Learns about Jewish Traditions

John SniffenLa Hacienda, Treatment Team

Tvzi Heber talks with Cade Saurage

Photo: Tzvi Heber talks with Cade Saurage, Director of Utilization Review & Strategic Partnerships To help our La Hacienda treatment team better prepare to assist people from many cultures and faiths, knowledgeable professionals from a variety of backgrounds meet with staff. “As opportunity allows, we enjoy hearing speakers from various cultures present on both the challenges and resources involved in … Read More

Ammentorp Returns as Alumni Follow-Up Coordinator

John SniffenAlumni, La Hacienda

Alan Ammentorp, Alumni Follow-Up Coordinator

Through a variety of positions with La Hacienda, Alan Ammentorp has observed the full circle of the treatment and recovery process. “In Admissions, our goal was to get patients in the door. In Discharge Planning, we worked on getting them out the door with a plan for recovery. Now, as Alumni Follow-Up Coordinator, the focus is to support that recovery … Read More

Save May 3-5 for Reunion 2019

John SniffenAlumni, La Hacienda

Rainbow over the Guadalupe Valley and Highway 1340

Photo – Early morning rainbow over the Guadalupe Valley at Hunt, Texas. Highlight May 3-5 now on your digital–or good old-fashioned paper–calendar for La Hacienda’s 47th annual Alumni Reunion. Alumni, family, friends and staff will have opportunity to reconnect, hear guest speakers and make new friends in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Watch for future blog/social media posts with more … Read More

Chris Raymer Speaking Schedule Set for 2019

John SniffenLa Hacienda

Recovery Community Director Chris Raymer, a popular speaker and workshop leader

In his new role as Recovery Community Director, Chris Raymer lectures on and off campus, providing patients and alumni additional support to help them succeed in recovery. Established as a popular speaker and workshop leader in this field, he is already engaged for appearances around the country. As of early January, his schedule is as follows: January 16 – Recovery … Read More

A Splash of Color and a Sign of Hope

John SniffenLa Hacienda

A male cardinal in a tree on Serenity Hill

One of the joys of winter is the sighting of a bright-red cardinal sitting amidst bare tree branches or flashing across a gray sky. The male pictured above was resting in the underbrush next to the Serenity Hill walking trail early on January 3. His more-muted mate had just flown on ahead. Cardinals start mating as early as January and … Read More

‘Unsung hero’ retires from Continuing Care

John SniffenLa Hacienda

Sherri Layton and Pam Searfoss

Photo: Sherri Layton presented Pam Searfoss with a coffee mug and compass during Pam’s retirement reception. For the past seven years, Pam Searfoss has been an encouraging voice on the phone asking former patients how they are doing in the days, weeks and months following treatment. As Alumni Followup Coordinator, she tried to check on each of them one week, … Read More

Merry Christmas!

John SniffenLa Hacienda

Mantle in Upper Dining Room of La Hacienda Treatment Cnter 2018

The staff at La Hacienda extend our warmest wishes to you and yours for a Merry Christmas and a hope-filled New Year.

UR Team Becomes Santa’s Helpers

John SniffenCommunity Outreach, La Hacienda

Santa's helpers from La Hacienda's Utilization Review department.

Photo: Part of the UR crew which acquired and wrapped presents for area children. Our Utilization Review (UR) team—the folks who work with  insurance providers to maximize patients’ treatment—shared their Christmas  Spirit with area children this season. Through several local groups, and with the assistance of Business  Development Director Elizabeth Olson, they identified girls and boys for whom  Santa needed … Read More