Specialty hospital will create environment for full continuum of behavioral health care
Southfield, MI, June 29, 2021 — Joint venture partners Beaumont Health and Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) announced the name of their new behavioral health hospital today: Beaumont Behavioral Health. This new facility is currently under construction and expected to open in the fall.
“The new Beaumont Behavioral Health will play a key role in addressing the growing, unmet need for accessible, high-quality and advanced mental health services in Southeast Michigan and across the state. We will provide specialized, outcomes-based, compassionate care, in an environment that supports healing and inspires hope,” said Diane Henneman, Divisional VP, Behavioral Health Division, UHS.
The new $40 million, 144-bed facility currently under construction is located across the street from Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn, on eight acres of vacant land on Oakwood Boulevard, near the Southfield Freeway. The new website is https://beaumontbh.com/
“Beaumont Health and UHS are striving to provide patients and their loved ones with compassionate and high quality mental health care, services and support,” said John Fox, CEO, Beaumont Health. “We know this new facility will provide much-needed services for our communities. Our new campus will be the ‘hub’ from which we will coordinate all inpatient and day program mental health care, clinical training and innovative new approaches to care.”
As previously announced, the new facility will:
- double Beaumont’s current capacity for inpatient mental health care;
- provide highly specialized academic training programs, including the addition of Beaumont graduate medical education programs in psychiatry, psychopharmacology and other clinical training opportunities;
- offer enhanced and expanded intensive day programs;
- leverage the collaboration of multidisciplinary teams including psychiatrists, internal medicine physicians, other specialists, clinical pharmacists, social workers, psychologists, therapists and other clinical support staff; and
- include an integrated assessment and referral center to support the community and Beaumont Health Emergency Centers.
Over the next two years, inpatient mental health services across Beaumont Health will consolidate at this location, serving pediatric through adult patients. The current outpatient and day programs across Beaumont’s system will be enhanced to continue to meet the needs of patients who desire outpatient treatment closer to home.
Over time, Beaumont will implement a comprehensive telemedicine program that will support its nine emergency rooms and other patient care settings across the system. This advanced technology will offer faster, remote access to health care providers and services.
Mental health care continues to be at the forefront of societal concerns among health care providers, government officials, legislators and community service organizations in Michigan and across the country.
Nearly one in five Americans, or 43.8 million adults, has a diagnosable mental health condition. Between 1999 and 2016, suicide rates in Michigan increased 32.9 percent, and suicide continues to be one of the leading causes of death in the state, according to the National Institute of Mental Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Michigan House of Representatives released a report earlier this year from the House C.A.R.E.S. Task Force that provides recommendations on ways to improve mental health services across the state. The report focuses on a variety of different settings including health care, education and criminal justice. In addition, the Michigan Health and Hospital Association have also created a task force on behavioral health. Both Beaumont and UHS actively participate in these conversations at a state level.
Beaumont Health is Michigan's largest health care system and is most preferred for health care in Southeast Michigan, according to NRC Health survey data. The not-for-profit organization's more than 33,000 employees share a mission to provide compassionate, extraordinary care, every day. The system includes eight hospitals with 3,375 beds, 155 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 affiliated physicians, 1,800 advanced practice providers, 9,000 nurses and 2,000 volunteers. Beaumont's total annual net patient revenue is $4.6 billion. In 2019, the health system had 179,600 inpatient discharges, 17,600 births and 577,000 emergency visits. For more information, visit beaumont.org.
About Universal Health Services
One of the nation’s largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since our inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, annual revenues were $11.6 billion for 2020. In 2021, UHS was again recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #270 on the Fortune 500; and listed #307 in Forbes ranking of U.S.’ Largest Public Companies.
Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was over 40 years ago, enabling us to provide high-quality care to our patients and their loved ones. Our strategy includes building or acquiring hospitals in rapidly growing markets, investing in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and becoming the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.
Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has 89,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 334 behavioral health facilities, 39 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 38 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. It acts as the advisor to Universal Health Realty Income Trust, a real estate investment trust (NYSE:UHT).