Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus – the Wood TV Interview

Two women in interview at Sanford West

Rachael Ruiz and Rae Green at Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus

Our seasoned team has fully functioned at Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus since January 2022. Our signature addiction treatment centers in Grand Rapids, Michigan, have been operational since 2015; however, Sanford West is still a relatively new facility, with programs rolling out regularly. We want to thank Rachael Ruiz and eightWest Wood TV for their interest and for recognizing that Sanford Behavioral Health is “offering help and services you won’t find anywhere else in the state.”


Benefits of Opening Sanford West

The growth of Sanford Behavioral Health with the opening of Sanford West Campus has allowed us to assemble a multi-disciplinary team that is medically and clinically on the cutting edge of treatment. It also qualifies Sanford to take on a variety of diagnoses, including substance use disorders, mental health, and eating disorders. So often, these disorders are co-occurring, and we can treat them integratively. This means we are looking at all facets of the disease in a unified manner and improving long-term outcomes.


EightWest’s Rachael Ruiz sat down with Sanford Founder and President Rae Green for an update. In the five-minute video below, they talk about stigma, levels of care for mental health conditions, and plans for Sanford West Behavioral Health Campus.


“One of our main goals is to encourage the concept that substance use disorders, eating disorders, and co-occurring mental health conditions should get the same level of respect and treatment as our physical health.” Rae Green, JD, LPC, CAADC


Sanford Behavioral Health opens new location, offers important help and services

(5-minute video – click the link or photo)


Sanford Behavioral Health

We offer comprehensive treatment for patients with substance use, eating disorders, and mental health conditions. We develop an individualized plan for each person that starts with the least restrictive level of care and progresses as needed. Our treatments and services include:

  • Detox
  • Residential Treatment
  • Day Programs (often called PHP)
  • Supportive Housing
  • Half-Day Programs (IOP)
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Group, Individual and Family Therapy
  • Family Education and Alumni Support
  • Long-Term Support for Patients and Families
  • Community Education and Advocacy


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Sanford Behavioral Health is licensed and accredited as an addiction, eating disorder, and co-occurring mental health treatment facility, serving all of Michigan and beyond. Each of Sanford’s facilities in Greater Grand Rapids is carefully and diligently crafted to create a welcoming and comforting environment. Sanford is led by a psychiatrist-led team of medical, clinical, and support personnel providing medication-assisted, evidenced-based treatment to residential, outpatient, and telehealth patients. For more information, visit