Universal Health Services Announces Name for New West Allis Behavioral Health Hospital

Opening scheduled for Summer 2021

West Allis, Wis. (July 20, 2020) — Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) announces the name of the new behavioral health hospital located at 1706 S. 68th Street currently under construction. The name of the facility will be Granite Hills Hospital and is expected to open in Summer 2021.

granite hills hospital

As previously announced, the new $33 million facility will feature:

  • 120 beds in a state-of-the-art building spanning 83,000 square-feet;
  • five distinct 24-bed units including three 24-bed adult units, a dedicated adolescent unit and a specialized older adult unit;
  • programming to serve adolescents, adults and older adults; and
  • intensive day programs and outpatient care.

Granite Hills Hospital renderingWhen operational, the hospital will employ 250-300 people including physicians, nurses, clinicians, mental health technicians and support staff. Patient rooms will be equipped with state-of-the-art safety features that facilitate healing and compassionate care including:

  • an indoor gymnasium;
  • therapeutic environments that incorporate calming color tones, wall décor and natural light throughout the building design; and secure outdoor
  • recreational activity areas for each patient.


The new behavioral health hospital will be owned and operated by UHS as an independent hospital open to all members of the community. In addition, there will be designated beds at the new hospital to provide care for patients referred from the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division (BHD).

BHD will continue to serve patients at the Behavioral Health Complex through 2021 to ensure a seamless transition of services. Milwaukee County and local private providers are collaborating on the development of a new crisis psychiatric emergency department, which is not a part of the new UHS hospital.

Universal Health Services, Inc.

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 $11.4 billion for 2019. In 2020, UHS was again recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #281 on the Fortune 500; and listed #330 in Forbes ranking of U.S.’ Largest Public Companies.

Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 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 90,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 328 behavioral health facilities, 42 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 37 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. For additional information on the Company, visit our web site: http://www.uhsinc.com.


For more information

Jane Crawford 610-382-4830 [email protected]

Katharine Foley 414-635-7008 [email protected]