April 28, 2020 — WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recognizing the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country’s mental health and well-being, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), which serves as the nation’s public and private partnership for suicide prevention, is launching the Mental Health & Suicide Prevention National Response to COVID-19 (National Response). This coordinated response effort — led by Joshua Gordon, MD, PhD, director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, founder of The Kennedy Forum — brings together influential national organizations to address mental health and prevent suicide. According to a recent Gallup online survey, Americans say their mental health is suffering more than their physical or financial health due to COVID-19. These findings underscore the urgency to address the short-term and long-term mental health consequences of this pandemic.
Nina Chen Elected to Universal Health Services Board of Directors
Effective September 21, 2022. This election expands the Board to a total of eight members.
Assessing and Treating the Depressed Suicidal Patient
August 2022 — Major depression is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. During this webinar, the attendee will be able to identify the symptoms of depression, gain experience in assessing suicidality in the depressed patient, and expand knowledge on therapeutic strategies to treat the depressed suicidal patient.
Trauma Informed Care — The Impact
June 2022 — Trauma Informed Care is a philosophy steeped in understanding the prevalence and impact of trauma on both those we serve and those we employ. This session will focus on the current thinking of Trauma and the prevalence and impact of Trauma on individuals as well as systems of care.
Altru and Universal Health Services Sign Letter of Intent to Expand Inpatient Behavioral Health
June 14, 2022 — Altru Health System and UHS have signed a letter of intent to work together in expanding inpatient behavioral health services. The two entities are exploring opportunities for an inpatient behavioral health facility in Grand Forks, ND.
UHS and Trinity Health Joint-Venture Partnership Announces Name of New Behavioral Health Hospital
June 9, 2022 — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued a Final Order granting Havenwyck Hospital, Inc., a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, certificate of need approval for 60 adult psychiatric beds, allowing UHS and Trinity Health Michigan, in a joint venture, to open a new freestanding inpatient behavioral health hospital in Byron Center.