Acadia Healthcare approaches every integrative behavioral health partnership and joint venture as an opportunity to collaborate with an established healthcare system in order to better meet the needs of the community that it serves. Here are three examples of how Acadia and its partners worked together to provide improved services for individuals and families in need.
River Place Behavioral Health
Acadia partnered with Ochsner Health System in LaPlace, Louisiana, to consolidate and expand Ochsner’s behavioral health services in the greater New Orleans area. Acadia worked to redesign and convert an Ochsner long-term acute care facility into a new 82-bed behavioral health hospital.
River Place Behavioral Health provides comprehensive inpatient mental health services for adults age 18 and older. The center also serves as a regional referral facility for Ochsner’s multi-city catchment area.
“The strategic partnership between Ochsner and Acadia Healthcare provides critically needed behavioral health services to the River Parishes. Repurposing the former site of River Parishes Hospital to the current state-of-the-art River Place Behavioral Health was an innovative use of existing resources to create a collaborative regional referral center that provides vital assistance to patients in need of substance abuse and mental health treatment.” – Stephen Robinson, chief executive officer of Ochsner Medical Center-Kenner
Erlanger Behavioral Health
To develop a full continuum of behavioral health services, Erlanger Health System selected Acadia as its partner. A new 88-bed behavioral health hospital was built in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Erlanger Behavioral Health provides personalized, age-appropriate programming for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. The hospital includes 24 beds for seniors, 24 for adults who have mental health needs, 22 for adults who are also struggling with co-occurring addiction, and 18 for the adolescent program.
“The partnership with Acadia Healthcare has expanded our capacity to treat patients with mental health needs in our community. Together we have developed a full continuum of behavioral health services including a state-of-the-art hospital. Erlanger selected Acadia as its partner because of its behavioral health expertise and our mutual focus on providing compassionate and high-quality care to patients.” – William Jackson, M.D., M.B.A., FACP, FCCP, president and chief executive officer of Erlanger Health System
Southcoast Behavioral Health
In partnership with Southcoast Health System, Acadia built a 120-bed state-of-the-art behavioral health hospital in Dartmouth, Massachusetts. The new facility was at capacity by the third year of operations and a 24-bed expansion was completed in 2018.
Southcoast Behavioral Health offers inpatient psychiatric services for adolescents, adults, and seniors. Southcoast’s programming also includes a dual diagnosis unit for adults age 18 and older who have been experiencing mental health challenges and co-occurring addiction.
“Southcoast Behavioral Health is proud to partner with Acadia Healthcare to provide inpatient behavioral healthcare services to the community. Acadia’s team has been a valuable partner and collaborator in delivering clinically excellent care at our facility in Dartmouth. We share Acadia’s mission to meet the region’s behavioral healthcare needs by offering our patients access to high-quality services.” – Renee Clark, executive vice president and chief operating officer of Southcoast Behavioral Health