Growth in UHS to Serve Expanded Communities
As a leader in the healthcare industry, UHS is committed to exploring joint venture partners and expanding facilities to continue serving patients.
Havenwyck Hospital, an affiliate of UHS, was issued a state Certificate of Need (CON) Proposed Decision, tentatively approving development of a new inpatient behavioral health hospital with 60 adult inpatient beds. The proposed facility will include space for the development of 24 additional inpatient beds for geriatric psychiatric patients plus space for future expansion.
While the CON review was pending, Mercy Health and UHS began exploring a potential joint venture to build the new inpatient psychiatric hospital, with capacity for up to 96 beds, including the 24-bed geriatric psychiatric unit, partial hospitalization services and crisis management services, near the Mercy Health Southwest Campus in Kent County. The proposed hospital will address the growing unmet need for accessible, high-quality behavioral health services in West Michigan.
“We are excited to work together with Mercy Health on the construction of a new facility that will incorporate the latest innovative evidence-based care elements for maximum patient safety,” said Diane Henneman, Divisional Vice President, Behavioral Health, UHS. “Mercy Health is an outstanding provider of critically needed services in West Michigan. Our missions are aligned, and we share a deep commitment to expand access to compassionate care and treatment for all populations in the region.”
Subject to final CON and other regulatory approvals, construction on the new inpatient psychiatric hospital would begin in 2021. The facility is expected to open in spring 2023.