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South Florida Medical and Clinical Professionals to Be Honored at Sierra Tucson's Annual "Gratitude for Giving" Breakfast

October 1, 2012 - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sierra Tucson, an international leader in the treatment of addictions, pain management, and mental and behavioral health disorders, is set to hold its annual South Florida "Gratitude for Giving" Breakfast on Friday, October 5, 2012, from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, 1 North Fort Lauderdale Beach Boulevard, in Fort Lauderdale.

The event will recognize six medical and clinical professionals for their outstanding contributions to the South Florida community. The honorees were nominated by their peers, and 150 professionals are expected to attend. Media are invited to attend free-of-charge.

The following individuals will be recognized for their service:

  • Renna McGinnis, R.N., CD, Wellness Resource Center - Compassion Recognition
  • Ray Estefania, M.S., LMHC, CAP, Family Recovery Specialists - Spirit Recognition
  • Carol Gwaltney, LCSW, Stoney Brook Counseling Center - Humility Recognition
  • Michael Weiner, Ph.D., Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches - Vision Recognition
  • Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS, The Renfrew Center - Hope Recognition
  • Bette Ann Weinstein, Ph.D., Private Practice - Gratitude Recognition

"Sierra Tucson is proud to support our healthcare community and congratulates each of these honorees for giving so much of themselves to this worthy profession," said Sierra Tucson's Executive Director, Stephen Fahey, MSW, MBA. "As a leader and pioneer in the field, Sierra Tucson recognizes the value of these professionals who inspire us with expertise and passion in their work."

About Sierra Tucson

Since its inception in 1983, Sierra Tucson has become an international leader in the treatment of addictions, mental and behavioral disorders, and chronic pain. A fully licensed Level 1 Specialty Hospital and Level 2 Behavioral Health Residential Treatment Center, Sierra Tucson is known for its holistic, bio-psycho-social-spiritual treatment approach and expertise in treating co-occurring disorders. Individualized treatment plans incorporate 12-Step philosophy, a wide variety of innovative and integrative therapies, a Family Program, and a combination of Western and Eastern Medicine practices. Dually accredited by The Joint Commission, Sierra Tucson employs seven full-time physicians as a key part of its multidisciplinary treatment team. Located on 160 acres at the foot of the Santa Catalina Mountains near Tucson, Arizona, this exceptional facility offers a beautiful, natural healing environment and the highest level of confidentiality. For more information about Sierra Tucson and its programs, call 800-842-4487 or visit

About CRC Health Group

Sierra Tucson is a member of CRC Health Group, the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral care services in the nation. CRC offers the largest array of personalized treatment options, allowing individuals, families, and professionals to choose the most appropriate treatment setting for their behavioral, addiction, weight management, and therapeutic education needs. CRC is committed to making its services widely and easily available, while maintaining a passion for delivering advanced treatment. Since 1995, CRC programs have helped thousands of individuals and families reclaim and enrich their lives.

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Christine Simmons/ Shana Starr
RMS Public Relations
(CRC Health Group)
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