“The road to recovery is challenging. Period. But the comfortable setting, caring staff, and amenities at Desert Hope allowed me to focus on myself and my recovery.” – Jessica, Desert Hope
About Desert Hope Addiction Treatment
About Our Facilities
Desert Hope Residential and Desert Hope Outpatient are CARF Accredited rehabilitation facilities that offer comprehensive levels of care for adults suffering from addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Located in the beauty of the Nevada sands, our two treatment centers offer serene atmospheres for you to heal, reflect, and break free from the chaos and damage that addiction to drugs or alcohol brings. Both Desert Hope facilities are part of the American Addiction Centers (AAC) family of treatment facilities located throughout the U.S.
Caring, Compassionate Staff
The treatment teams at our two Desert Hope facilities are made up of qualified, experienced, and licensed addiction professionals including physicians, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, psychologists, and behavioral health technicians. Whether members of our clinical, administrative, or support team, our staff will treat you with encouragement, dignity, and empathy. Our goals are your goals. We’ll customize treatment for you and your substance use and co-occurring issues. We want to assist you in finding your desired path to improved health, a better life, and long-term recovery.
Our executive management team is based at our corporate office in Brentwood, Tennessee (just outside of Nashville). Our leadership is represented by professionals with decades of experience working in addiction treatment, healthcare management, and healthcare facility operations. Our team brings together best practices, industry expertise, and effective clinical staffing to make AAC a premier provider of addiction and rehabilitation treatment.
Our Desert Hope Team
Our concerned team of addiction professionals is here to help you. With an empathetic but positive outlook, our staff of qualified, passionate individuals strive every day to provide you or your loved one with the best individualized care possible.
Marc C. Turner, M.S., Desert Hope CEO
MS (Adult Education Industrial Sociology), North Carolina State University
BA, (Communications), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Across environments as diverse as emergency rooms and behavioral health facilities, Marc Turner has blazed a trail of systemic assessment, problem-solving, and improvement. Early on, Turner’s ability to lead positive change brought him to the attention of Charter Behavioral Health, where he assumed the role as Regional Director of Quality Improvement for 8 hospitals. Later, as COO for Palmetto Behavioral Health System, Turner ushered 600 employees in a 231-bed system to meet and exceed targets for quality, performance, admissions and source referrals. In his many executive roles, Turner has consistently upgraded clinical competencies, upheld standards, and maximized compliance, whether to HIPAA, to National Patient Safety Goals, or to a host of licensure authorities. Turner is unmatched in maintaining both employee and client satisfaction while enhancing performance and quality indicators and meeting targeted budgetary goals.
James Tenney, PsyD, Clinical Director
M. Ali Hyder, M.D., Medical Director
MD Dow Medical College, 1982, Karachi Pakistan
Diplomate, ABPN (American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology), since 1998
Diplomate, ABAM (American Board of Addiction Medicine), since 2009
Dr. Hyder’s experience in addiction and mental health ranges from private practice to directorial roles in both large and small settings. He held the role of medical director at MMBH Hospital in Huntington, WV, and also spent six years as medical director at Albany County Substance Abuse Center. Dr. Hyder has a specialty in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). He has also conducted research projects, and given talks, in the area of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In early leadership roles, Dr. Hyder has led the conversation on safety and institutional risk assessment.
Robin L. Hoover, RN, MSN, SON, Director of Nursing
MS Nursing (Health Informatics Specialty), 2013, Chamberlain College of Nursing
Basic Life Support Provider Certification, 2014
Crisis Prevention Institute Certification, 2013
Robin L. Hoover has performed hospital procedures in high stress situations all over the country as a traveling Emergency Room nurse for 18 years. In addition to her experience and training in crisis situations, Hoover has specialization in informatics. She has devised exploratory projects leveraging the power of informatics to bring about improvements, for example, to improve outcomes for patients who suffer from substance addictions, or to improve accuracy and efficiency in ordering and labeling lab specimens in the acute care setting. As Health Office Manager at Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas, Robin secured internal support and external funding to implement a raised-bed edible garden on campus. The garden, tended by students and used for learning, began as a passion for nutritional well-being and was ultimately shown to improve academic results, decrease behavioral problems, and increase collaboration between ages and genders.