Behavioral Health Services are Expanding in Walton County

Pensacola, Fla. (February 5, 2019) – Long-time community partners Lakeview Center, Inc. (LCI) and Chautauqua Healthcare Services (CHCS), formerly known as COPE, have entered into an agreement of affiliation. Lakeview Center vice president Dennis Goodspeed will be dedicated to operations at the Walton County location and approximately 100 CHCS staff members currently working there.

Both agencies are culturally consistent working toward the shared goal of helping people throughout life’s journey by providing behavioral health services. They have partnered on numerous initiatives over the years which will ensure a smooth transition.

Allison Hill, president and CEO of Lakeview Center, is the incoming senior leader following Rachel Gillis who retired in June 2018. Gillis remains accessible to help throughout the transition. The CHCS Board of Directors also is providing guidance and input to ensure Walton County residents continue receiving the services they need. 

Regardless of geography, the Mission of Lakeview Center is to help people. Both Lakeview and CHCS employees come to work each day to improve lives. Now, together the new team is stronger and ready to serve the community through a comprehensive list of programs and services available across the Panhandle. 

The affiliation is expected to become effective on March 31, 2019.