APRIL 2, 2020

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Public Health Management Corporation Announces Acquisition of The Mill Creek School
The school has joined PHMC’s Special Education and Support Services business line

PHILADELPHIAPublic Health Management Corporation (PHMC), a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities, announced the acquisition of The Mill Creek School from the University of Pennsylvania (Penn Medicine) effective April 2, 2020. The Mill Creek School offers a comprehensive academic curriculum for high school students struggling with personal, emotional and educational difficulties.

The Mill Creek School has joined PHMC as a program and is being integrated into the Special Education and Support Services business line under the direction of Managing Director Sara Molina-Robinson. As part of the PHMC portfolio, The Mill Creek School joins an expansive network that provides early intervention, education and special services for children and adults with special needs. Children and families served by The Mill Creek School will have greater, more direct access to PHMC’s integrated network of services including a range of physical, behavioral and social services.

“We’re thrilled to welcome The Mill Creek School to the PHMC family and couldn’t be more grateful to Penn Medicine for helping to ensure a seamless transition,” said Richard J. Cohen, President and CEO of PHMC. “The Mill Creek School complements PHMC’s robust special education and educational support programs. Together, we’ll have the ability to further our reach and serve more individuals, families and communities.”

For nearly 50 years, The Mill Creek School has been a place where young people struggling with personal, emotional and educational difficulties can continue their studies and improve their ability to be successful in school. It is fully licensed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the State of New Jersey and serves students grades seven through 12.

PHMC has more than 3,500 employees and a network of programs and subsidiaries serving hundreds of thousands of individuals each year through a broad continuum of public health services. The organization’s work is grounded in science, research and data, and spans physical, behavioral and mental health care; substance use and opioid misuse treatment; health promotion and prevention services; criminal justice initiatives; workforce development and economic inclusion; and education, child welfare and family social services.

About PHMC
Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities. PHMC uses best practices and evidence-based guidelines to improve community health through direct service, partnership, innovation, policy, research, technical assistance and a prepared workforce. PHMC has served the region since 1972. For more information on PHMC, visit