rosecrance Jackson Centers

About Us

This is what hope looks like

To provide help, hope, and lasting recovery to children, youth, adults, and families.

Dr. William "Bill" Jackson and his wife Marienne founded Jackson Recovery Centers, Inc. in 1976. At the time, the Siouxland region had a full continuum of addiction treatment options for adults, but lacked specific addiction services for adolescents. Marienne and Bill's love of children and their commitment to Siouxland demanded that the lack of adolescent addiction services be addressed.

With the help of many dedicated and influential members of the community, their dedication, commitment, and hard work created the first program in Iowa to provide residential treatment for chemically dependent adolescents and their families. The corporation was called Gordon Chemical Dependency Center in honor of the Gordon Memorial Hospital, from which they leased their facility for $1.00 per year.

The field of addiction treatment went through many changes in the late 70's and 80's that transformed the organization.

Siouxland Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (SCADA) was created in 1966 and provided substance abuse prevention and treatment services to the residents of Woodbury, Plymouth, Cherokee, and Ida Counties continuously. In 1986, SCADA merged with St. Luke's Regional Medical Center, became the "Addiction Center," and combined outpatient and half-way houses with the detoxification and inpatient services.

In 1989, Gordon Chemical Dependency Center also became affiliated with St. Luke's. Through this affiliation, a comprehensive continuum of addiction-related services was assembled within a single corporate entity of St. Luke's Gordon Recovery Centers, a subsidiary corporation of St. Luke's Health System.

In February of 1995, the assets of the Midwest Iowa Alcohol and Drug Addiction Center (MIADAC) were acquired by St. Luke's Gordon Recovery Centers. This brought services in Shelby, Crawford, and Monona Counties together under one catchment area.

In 1998, Gordon Recovery Centers disaffiliated from St. Luke's and re-established itself as an independent, free-standing not-for-profit addiction program.

In April of 2002, Dr. Bill Jackson retired as medical director. In recognition of his and Marienne's courage and commitment to those who suffer from addiction, Gordon Recovery Centers was renamed Jackson Recovery Centers, Inc.

In 2019, Jackson Recovery Centers changed its name to Rosecrance Jackson Centers after affiliating with Rosecrance Health Network.

Find a Meaningful Career with Rosecrance
There are dream jobs—and there are jobs that help build dreams. At Rosecrance, we know these can be the same thing.

You can be part of a team that makes a difference in people’s lives every day. We hold ourselves and our staff to very high standards—and in return for excellence we provide a comprehensive salary and benefit package, continuing growth opportunities, and a chance to thrive.

Grow with our team
We’re proud of our continuous expansion. In fact, we’ve had a 31% increase in staff over the past 2 years. We continue to add new positions and grow as an organization—and we strongly encourage promotion from within.

Benefits of working at Rosecrance

Health and Wellness
  • Medical coverage
  • Dental coverage
  • Voluntary Vision Plan
  • Wellness program with premium discount
  • Named one of the Healthiest Companies in America for 7 consecutive years.

Additional Benefits
  • Time off benefits
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Options to save for Retirement

Culture Benefits
  • Staff appreciation events
  • Team building activities
  • Training and reimbursement for licensure and certification as well as ongoing trainings that include CEUs
  • A commitment to growth and promotion from within