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New Perspectives - Dec, 1996 Issue #43 

Bonnie J. Harken, Vice President Marketing Services

Remuda is a specialized treatment system for women and adolescent girls, exclusively dedicated to the treatment of anorexia, bulimia and related problems.” Divided between a ranch near Wickenburg, Arizona, and a Residential Center in metropolitan Phoenix, Remuda claims a significantly different approach from “the institutional format of traditional hospitals and clinics.” “

The Remuda system treats the whole person with individualized programs designed to meet medical, nutritional and psychological needs, blending these components within a Biblically-based, non-denominational spiritual perspective.” 

Ward and Kay Keller took the first step in 1985 by purchasing an abandoned “dude” ranch near Wickenburg “as a desperate attempt to create a peaceful environment conducive to the healing of the Keller’s youngest daughter, who was suffering from anorexia.” The dude ranch had been founded in 1925 and was known as Remuda Ranch. “

The ranch lifestyle with its breathtaking views and nature-oriented environment dramatically helped his daughter to recover. At the same time Ward began to understand that his daughter’s eating disorder was not about food and that anorexia and bulimia were family illnesses. This fueled the decision to convert Remuda Ranch into a treatment center.” They opened their doors in January 1990, and since then have treated over twelve hundred patients and their families from across the country. It “has expanded to include intensive adult and adolescent inpatient, residential, partial and outpatient care.” They are JCAHO Accredited. 

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