Pittsburgh Behavioral Health Center Receives Half Million in Funding

Arche Wellness Foundation, a licensed behavioral health program in Pittsburgh PA, has received $500,000 in funding from the Thomas J and Sandra L Usher Foundation to treat addiction, mental health issues and women’s health issues.

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) March 17, 2014

Today Arche Wellness Foundation announced it has received $500,000 in funding from the Thomas J and Sandra L Usher Foundation to provide addiction treatment, mental and behavioral health services and customized programming for women’s health needs. Arche Wellness Foundation is currently the only orthomolecular medical program licensed by the PA Department of Health and uses industrial engineering principles to maintain a learning environment dedicated to continuous improvement in treatment methodologies.

“Arche Wellness Foundation is honored to have the gracious and generous support of the Usher Foundation” said Erin McClelland, Executive Director of the program. “Western Pennsylvania has one of the top 25 worst heroin problems in the nation and desperately needs help addressing this serious and devastating problem. Mental health issues are on the rise and the complexity of women’s health issues continues to be neglected by a male-dominated, pharmaceutical-driven medical industry.” “But funding shortfalls for such programming make availability scarce. That is why the generosity of visionary philanthropists like the Mr. and Mrs. Usher are imperative to helping those who are suffering from these issues.”

“Arche Wellness Foundation is using cutting edge medical processes to solve the root cause of so many complicated health issues. This program demonstrates the gold-standard of what behavioral health treatment should be in the 21st century” said Tom Usher. “Ms. McClelland and her staff are bringing healthcare into a new realm of problem solving and it is a pleasure for Sandra and I to support this organization’s incredible work.”

All Arche Wellness programs use a data driven cycle that continuously evaluates each patient’s performance on a weekly basis. Data is gathered through intense biochemical and functional testing, clinical and medical evaluation and the patient self-report. As issues such as lack of clinical progress or relapse occur, the program identifies them in real-time, uses root cause analysis to solve the problem and works to solve the problem at the root cause.

Ms. McClelland learned the methodology while being trained by the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative under the direction of former US Treasury Secretary and Alcoa CEO, Paul O’Neill. It is currently being used in hospitals throughout the United States to solve medical errors and corporations to increase effectiveness and decrease waste.


  • Erin McClelland, MS
    Arche Wellness
    +1 (412) 820-8328