Recovery Works Hires New Executive Director for South Shore-Greenup, Kentucky

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South Shore-Greenup, Kentucky

Recovery Works, Pinnacle Treatment Center Network, has hired a new Executive Director, Peggy Gemperline, for its South Shore-Greenup location. The location originally opened in mid-2016. The facility is historically significant as it was originally the home of a “pill-mill” physician and, when purchased by Pinnacle Treatment Centers, became a treatment facility – coming full circle to treat and heal individuals impacted by addiction. It has been featured in the media and on international programming.

Gemperline is an award-winning leader in the field of health, psychiatry and addiction treatment. She holds an MA from The Ohio State University, a BA in Nursing and has worked in the Portsmouth area for many years. She has been actively engaged in the community as well as in the field of recovery.

Peggy not only brings technical clinical and leadership expertise, but passion for helping patients and their families find meaningful, lasting recovery. We are thrilled to have her leading our team in South Shore, Kentucky.” Diane Carugati M. Ed, Pinnacle Senior Vice President of Operations.

“Peggy is truly representative of the caliber of treatment professional Pinnacle Treatment Centers and Recovery Works employ; insuring we are providing the very best in care to those we are honored to serve.” Joe Pritchard, CEO of Pinnacle Treatment Center Network said.

“I am thrilled to join Recovery Works as the Executive Director of South Shore-Greenup. The facility is first rate, ideally located and staffed with a team of solid professionals. It is my hope that we will continue to improve the lives of individuals who suffer from the disease known as addiction,” Gemperline said.

Pinnacle Treatment operates on a multi-state basis including Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia and treats over 10,000 patients daily. This includes residential, outpatient, intensive outpatient, detox and transitional living programs.



Pinnacle Treatment Center Network treats 10,000 individuals daily across six states. This includes Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

The organization is a full continuum of care that includes outpatient, residential, intensive outpatient, detox and transitional living programs. The organizations Outpatient Treatment Services recently opened five new locations (Akron, Chillicothe, Youngstown, Cincinnati and Dayton) with other new locations planned as well.

The organization focuses on the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being of the individual and provides medication assisted treatment (MAT), individual counseling, group counseling and recommends attendance at twelve-step meetings.

All locations include physicians, nurses, administrative and support staff. For more information, please visit

Who is Recovery Works of Pinnacle Treatment Center Network?

Recovery Works, residential treatment centers, provides treatment for addiction in residential settings. The organization has operated for over twelve years.

The Recovery Works multidisciplinary team includes medical, nursing, clinical and support staff. We offer faith and church services on a voluntary basis. We work to repair the most important relationships.

Our medical director oversees medical and nursing treatment. Individualized treatment is comprised of a variety of evidence-based interventions and practices.

Recovery Works locations are CARF accredited and licensed by the state to provide all levels of care for alcohol and drug treatment. We accept most forms of insurance and work directly with insurance companies to provide necessary levels of inpatient stays. We do accept Medicaid.