Trinity Health Michigan and Universal Health Services Break Ground on Southridge Behavioral Hospital

New hospital in Byron Center, MI on schedule for 2025 opening

Southridge Behavioral Health exterior rendering

King of Prussia, PA and Grand Rapids, MI (June 5, 2023) — Southridge Behavioral Hospital, the joint venture partnership between Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) and Trinity Health Michigan, held a groundbreaking ceremony today. The new Southridge Behavioral Hospital will be located at 2145 64th Steet SW, near the Trinity Health Medical Center in Byron Center, Michigan.Southridge Behavioral Hospital

“Southridge Behavioral Hospital will help address the growing need for high quality mental and behavioral health care services for people struggling with depression, anxiety, substance use and other issues, and who need hospitalization and intensive individualized care,” said Matt Biersack, MD, president of Trinity Health Grand Rapids. “Southridge represents a sustainable, long-term solution and it will be a key piece of the behavioral health care continuum in West Michigan.”

Officials breaking ground for Southridge BH facility“Demand for high quality behavioral health continues to increase across the U.S. as a result of many factors including the pandemic. We are proud to work closely with Trinity Health to bring forth a solution to this issue,” said Kerry Knott, Divisional Senior Vice President, UHS. “Today’s ceremonial groundbreaking brings us one step closer to impacting the behavioral health needs of this community. This best-in-class inpatient facility will be a safe space where healing can begin. We are eager to proceed and deliver on our promise to bring new, enhanced behavioral health services to West Michigan.”

On track to open in 2025, the new Southridge Behavioral Hospital will accommodate up to 96 beds, serving adult and geriatric patients. It will employ approximately 170 full-time and part-time staff including physicians, nurses, therapists, mental health technicians, administration, dietary and housekeeping personnel. Programming will be tailored to individual patient needs, with core psychiatric services and counseling supplemented with art therapy, music therapy and outdoor activities.

hardhats on shovels lined upThe website for Southridge Behavioral Hospital provides our community with a view of what’s to come for the behavioral health hospital, including an informational video and renderings of the hospital.

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, our annual revenues during 2022 were approximately $13.4 billion. In 2022, UHS was again recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #297 on the Fortune 500; and ranked #391 among U.S. companies on Forbes Global 2000 World’s Largest Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was upon the Company’s founding in 1979, enabling us to provide compassionate care to our patients and their loved ones. Our strategy includes building or acquiring high quality 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 approximately 94,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 28 inpatient acute care hospitals, 331 inpatient behavioral health facilities, 39 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 39 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).

About Trinity Health Michigan

Trinity Health Michigan is a leading health care provider and one of the state’s largest employers. With more than 24,000 full-time employees serving 29 counties, Trinity Health Michigan is composed of nine hospitals located in Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Howell, Livonia, Muskegon, Pontiac and Shelby, and two medical groups. The health system has 2,314 beds and 5,446 physicians and advanced practice providers. With operating revenues of $4.16 billion, Trinity Health Michigan returns $184 million back to their local communities each year. Together with numerous ambulatory care locations, home health and hospice agencies and 23 senior living communities owned and/or operated by Trinity Health, Trinity Health Michigan provides the full continuum of care for Michigan residents.


For more information

Jane Crawford Universal Health Services 610-291-7217 [email protected]

Amy Rotter Trinity Health 616-260-5101 [email protected]