[Link]King of Prussia, PA and Grand Rapids, MI, June 9, 2022 – On Monday, June 6, 2022, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (“MDHHS”) issued a final order granting Havenwyck Hospital, Inc., a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, a Certificate of Approval of need for 60 adult psychiatric beds, enabling Universal Health Services and Trinity Health Michigan, in a joint venture, to open a new independent inpatient behavioral health hospital at Byron Center, improving access to patient care.
The new facility will be called Southridge Behavioral Hospital and will accommodate up to 96 beds, including 60 adult beds and 24 geriatric beds previously approved by MDHHS. The new facility, which will be located near Trinity Health Medical Center in Byron Center, is expected to open in 2024. The hospital will employ approximately 170 full and part-time staff, including doctors, nurses, therapists, mental health technicians, administration, dietary and housekeeping staff.
“With CON’s approval of the 60 inpatient behavioral health beds, we look forward to beginning construction of the new hospital as quickly as possible,” said Diane Henneman, LCSW, Division Senior Vice President, Behavioral Health. , UHS. “Trinity Health has a strong reputation as an anchor in West Michigan and we are thrilled to partner with them to bring more accessible care to more patients – ultimately improving and saving lives.”
The design of the new hospital incorporates the elements of modern, innovative and evidence-based care that emphasizes patient safety. Programming will be tailored to individual patient needs, with basic psychiatric services and counseling complemented by enrichment activities such as art therapy, music therapy, pet therapy and outdoor activities.
Southridge’s new behavioral hospital will integrate seamlessly with a growing network of affiliated behavioral health services in the area, including UHS-operated Forest View Hospital and Trinity Health Michigan’s new partnership with Network180 to open a behavioral health crisis center for the rapid availability of assessment services on a walk-in basis. Additionally, the new Southridge Behavioral Hospital will provide additional choice of providers and patients in the marketplace, particularly at an easily accessible location south of Grand Rapids.
“We look forward to working with UHS to enable the availability of more behavioral health options for inpatients in our region,” said Matt Biersack, MD, president of Trinity Health Saint Mary’s. “It is a strategic imperative that we prioritize solutions for people in crisis presenting to local hospitals, including our Trinity Health emergency departments, as well as other referral sources. The new facility will be a reception site allowing the initiation of appropriate care, more quickly.
In March 2022, an administrative law judge upheld an initial MDHHS decision to grant CON approval for the development of the new behavioral health hospital. The Ministry issued the final order approving the project on June 6, 2022.
About Universal Health Services
One of the nation’s largest and most respected healthcare and hospital service providers, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive track record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since our inception into a reputable Fortune 500 company, our annual revenue was approximately $12.6 billion in 2021. In 2022, UHS was again recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked No. 297 on the Fortune 500; and in 2021 ranked No. 307 on the Forbes list of America’s largest public companies.
Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was when the company was founded 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 enable each facility to thrive and become the leading healthcare provider in every community we serve.
Headquartered in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, UHS has approximately 89,000 employees and, through its subsidiaries, operates 28 acute care hospitals, 335 behavioral health facilities, 40 ambulatory care facilities and ambulatory care access points , an insurance offering, a network of doctors and various related services located in 39 US states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom. He acts as an advisor to Universal Health Realty Income Trust, a real estate investment trust (NYSE: UHT).
About Trinity Health Michigan
Trinity Health Michigan is a leading healthcare provider and one of the state’s largest employers. With more than 24,000 full-time employees serving 29 counties, Trinity Health Michigan is made up of eight hospitals located in Ann Arbor, Chelsea, Grand Rapids, Howell, Livonia, Muskegon, Pontiac and Shelby. The health system has 2,233 beds and 5,290 physicians and advanced practice providers. With operating revenues of $4.1 billion, Trinity Health Michigan returns $175.6 million to their local communities each year. With numerous ambulatory care facilities, three home care and hospice agencies, and 22 senior living communities owned and/or operated by Trinity Health, Trinity Health Michigan provides the full continuum of care for Michigan residents. Nationally, Trinity Health is among the largest Catholic health care systems in the country.