NHC is proud to announce the expansion of its behavioral health service line. This year, NHC will open two new behavioral health hospitals in Maryland Heights, Missouri and Knoxville, Tennessee. NHC currently offers behavior health services at the Osage Beach Center for Behavioral Health in Osage Beach, Missouri.
The Maryland Heights Center for Behavioral Health, a 16-bed geriatric hospital, will provide psychiatric care to geriatric patients who require inpatient hospitalization due to mental disorders, including cognitive illnesses. The hospital will be adjacent to NHC HealthCare Maryland Heights, a 220-bed skilled nursing and rehabilitation center.
The Knoxville Center for Behavioral Medicine, a 64-bed hospital, will provide a comprehensive continuum of care for adults and geriatric patients with psychiatric, emotional, and addictive disorders. Partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs will be offered with individualized treatment plans based on clinical need. The hospital is the result of a partnership among NHC, Tennova Healthcare, and The University of Tennessee Medical Center.
“We are experiencing a mental health crisis in America,” said Shawna Nymeyer, PhD, vice president of behavioral health at NHC. “Nearly 50% of Americans will be diagnosed with a mental health problem in their lifetime. When a mental health crisis occurs, having access to high quality, safe, and compassionate care is critical. We are proud to provide this much-needed care to patients in Maryland Heights and Knoxville.”
“Expanding our behavioral health services is essential to the communities we serve,” said Steve Flatt, chief executive officer of NHC. “We are committed to providing a comprehensive continuum of care and adding behavioral health services to these new markets to allow us to offer even more resources to our patients and communities.”
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