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August 24, 2015

PRSA 2016 Secretary Anthony D'Angelo Comments on AAC Holdings's Crisis Response

This week ACC Holdings Inc. president and board member Jarod Menz and four other employees were charged with second-degree murder following the death of a patient at one of the company's addiction treatment centers. In response, the company released a statement saying that the charges were unfounded, it would share more information when it was available and that "sadly, deaths occur in this industry." 

The Wall Street Journal's Risk and Compliance Journal reached out to PRSA's 2016 national secretary 
Anthony W. D'Angelo, APR, Fellow PRSA, to share his thoughts on how the company responded. 
In comments regarding ACC's response and statement, D'Angelo stated:
"Charged with murder, AAC has given zero indication it cares about customers’ well-being or anything at all beyond protecting itself so that it can continue its dramatic growth. Sadly, deaths occur in this industry’ is so oblivious a statement it would be comical if it weren’t tragic. The antidote for this horrible situation is both simple and excruciating. Come clean now by divulging all the facts before others do."

To read the full article, visit The Wall Street Journal's website. (Note: You must be a subscriber of The Wall Street Journal to view the article)
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