Ribbon Cutting for new Via Linda Behavioral Hospital

Expanding Delivery of Behavioral Health Services in Greater Phoenix Region

Via Linda Behavioral Health exteriorPhoenix, Arizona (March 22, 2022) — Today, HonorHealth and Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS) officially cut the ribbon on the new 120-bed Via Linda Behavioral Hospital. In the coming weeks, the hospital will open in a phased approach, initially with a 20-bed unit. The new hospital will address the growing need for accessible, high-quality advanced behavioral health services in Phoenix, Scottsdale and the surrounding communities.

Via Linda Behavioral Hospital is located at 9160 E. Horseshoe Road in Scottsdale, Arizona, on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. Via Linda Behavioral Hospital will provide a full continuum of inpatient services across the entire patient population, including specialty programs to serve adolescents, adults and older adults, and perform behavioral health assessments 24 hours a day.

The facility will also provide a robust outpatient program utilizing a combination of group, family and individual therapy. Treatment options will include both intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization. Programs will include services for patients experiencing depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders, as well as schizophrenia and other prevalent behavioral health issues.

“I’m proud that our new Via Linda Behavioral Hospital will help address the growing, unmet need for accessible, high-quality and advanced behavioral health services in the Valley and across Arizona,” said Todd LaPorte, CEO, HonorHealth. “At HonorHealth, we feel a strong responsibility to improve access to this type of care. Together, HonorHealth and Universal Health Services will cover this gap by providing these much-needed services and making a positive impact on so many other medical conditions that are intertwined.”

“UHS continues to expand its partnerships with leading healthcare organizations across the country to develop behavioral health solutions to meet the unique needs of the system and community,” said Matt Peterson, Executive Vice President and President, Behavioral Health Division, Universal Health Services. “HonorHealth shares our mission to provide patients and their loved ones with compassionate, high-quality behavioral healthcare, delivered with compassion and respect.”

Behavioral healthcare continues to be at the forefront of societal concerns among healthcare providers, government officials, legislators and community service organizations in Phoenix and across the country.

About Via Linda Behavioral Hospital

Situated in the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, Via Linda Behavioral Hospital is excited to begin offering a full continuum of inpatient and outpatient services to the Scottsdale, Arizona population and the greater Phoenix region. In the weeks ahead, our new 120-bed facility will open in a phased approach and will offer specialized mental health services and substance use treatment for teens, adults and older adults experiencing issues such as depression, anxiety, personality disorders and co-occurring addictions. Upon full opening, licensed clinicians will be available for no-cost, confidential mental health assessments 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

About HonorHealth

HonorHealth is a non-profit, local community healthcare system serving an area of 1.6 million people in the greater Phoenix area. The network encompasses six acute-care hospitals, an extensive medical group, outpatient surgery centers, a cancer care network, clinical research, medical education, a foundation and community services with approximately 13,100 team members, 3,500 affiliated providers and nearly 700 volunteers. HonorHealth was formed by a merger between Scottsdale Healthcare and John C. Lincoln Health Network. HonorHealth’s mission is to improve the health and well-being of those we serve. Our team members and physicians are focused on doing what’s right for our community. That is why we look more closely, go beyond the surface and see every dimension in everything we do, providing a level of care that defies the expected. Learn more at HonorHealth.com.


For more information

Jane Crawford Universal Health Services 610-291-7217