Valley Forge Medical Center and Hospital (VFMC) is a private, short-term inpatient health care facility licensed by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Hospitals (JCAHO). Situated in a beautiful setting with 86 acres of land in East Norriton, PA, our facility was once the former estate of David Rittenhouse, a colonial patriot and astronomer.
Our present Valley Forge Addictions Program began in 1973 with the opening of the Alcoholism Detoxification Unit. We expanded in 1977 with the establishment of the Intensive Therapy Unit which provided rehabilitation for the detoxified patient recovering from the acute stage of alcoholism. Years later we added a residential detoxification and short-term rehabilitation program for individuals needing medically-monitored rather than hospital level of care, in accordance with the Pennsylvania Client Placement Criteria (PCPC).
In 2008, we further expanded to include the opening of the "Breakthrough" Pain Management Program, as we began to see more and more individuals struggling with prescription opiod medications while trying to manage their chronic pain. In 2009 we became the first facility in the nation to earn the Addiction-Free Pain Management™ (APM) Center of Excellence designation. The APM system was developed by nationally recognized expert, Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead, in collaboration with Terence T. Gorski and the Gorski-CENAPS Corporation, to effectively treat both pain and co-occurring disorders.
Today the hospital provides a full spectrum of medical, psychiatric, counseling and social services for individuals suffering from chronic pain, addiction, and related disorders.