Pipeline: JV Developments for UHS, Acadia; Spero Health, BrightView Expand

UHS names new behavioral health hospital

Beaumont Health and Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) have officially announced the name of their new joint venture (JV) behavioral health hospital.

Named Beaumont Behavioral Health, the new facility will open in Southfield, Michigan in the fall. The $40 million, 144-bed hospital will be located across the street from Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn, which is operated by Beaumont Health.

The new hospital will double Dearborn’s current inpatient capacity. It will also provide academic training in psychiatry, psychopharmacology and other clinical areas. Additionally, the new hospital will offer enhanced and expanded intensive day programs.


One of the largest hospital management companies in the country, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based UHS operates over 330 behavioral health facilities across the U.S., the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico.

Meanwhile, Beaumont Health is a health care system headquartered in Southfield, Michigan. Beaumont operates eight hospitals with 3,375 beds and also has 155 outpatient sites.

Acadia Healthcare lands another JV

Acadia Healthcare (Nasdaq: ACHC), which throughout 2021 has highlighted its JV ambitions, continues to make good on its growth plan with another new JV partnership.


The Franklin, Tennessee-based behavioral care giant and Bronson Healthcare have announced plans to build a $35 million inpatient hospital in Battle Creek, Michigan, with groundbreaking set for this fall.

The single-story behavioral health facility will hold 96 beds, span 25 acres and offer a full continuum of care for adult patients struggling with acute symptoms of mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

As part of the JV, Bronson Battle Creek Hospital — which is operated by Bronson Healthcare — will transition inpatient behavioral health services from its Fieldstone Center building in Battle Creek to the new hospital.

One of the largest behavioral health care providers in the nation, Acadia operates 228 facilities with approximately 10,000 beds across 40 states and Puerto Rico.

Based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Bronson Healthcare is a nonprofit, community-governed health system with 796 beds across nine counties in southwest Michigan.

Monte Nido adds new adolescents program

Eating disorder treatment provider Monte Nido & Affiliates has created a new residential program for adolescents in Fairfax, Virginia.

Located west of Washington, D.C., Clementine Fairfax provides treatment services to all genders between the ages of 11 and 17 who are struggling with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and/or exercise addiction.

Treatment includes personalized evidence-based medical, psychiatric, clinical and nutritional care services, in addition to comprehensive academic offerings, family support services and 24-hour nursing care.

Clementine Fairfax will complement services offered by Clementine Twin Lakes, Monte Nido’s program for adolescent girls located in nearby Clifton, Virginia.

Monte Nido operates 33 programs in 12 states and is owned by Levine Leichtman Capital Partners.

The Place for Children with Autism debuts new center

The Place for Children with Autism has opened a new center in a suburb northwest of Chicago.

Located in Elgin, Illinois, the 9,500-square-foot clinic provides one-on-one, applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy to children ages 2 through 6 with autism. ABA therapy is widely considered to be the gold standard of autism care.

The clinic — which works with all major commercial insurance plans — also has six classrooms, an open gym, an activities area and an outdoor space with playgrounds.

Founded in 2017, The Place for Children with Autism operates 10 centers in the Chicago area and one in the central Illinois town of Urbana.

Autism treatment provider opens latest facility

Houston-based Apara Autism Center has opened a new location in Lewisville, Texas.

The center provides ABA therapy to youth, as well as additional therapies related to food and speech. Plus, it operates a caregiving training program for parents and an autism awareness program for surrounding communities.

The new center, which is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, brings Apara’s total number of locations in Texas to six. It accepts most private insurances.

ABA provider expands to new location

The Carolina Center for ABA and Autism Treatment has opened a new center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

The 8,000-square-foot center is the Cary, North Carolina-based provider’s first in Winston-Salem. The ABA center serves children with autism and provides services such as classroom readiness, early intervention, social skills groups and family training.

Along with the new Winston-Salem center, the Carolina Center also operates locations in the Raleigh-Durham, Charlotte and Fayetteville, North Carolina areas.

The Carolina Center accepts most commercial insurances, along with Medicaid and the U.S. Department of Defense’s TRICARE.

Spero Health expands footprint

Spero Health has opened its latest substance use disorder (SUD) treatment clinic in Erlanger, Kentucky.

Located in the Cincinnati metropolitan area, the Erlanger clinic provides in-person and telehealth treatment services. Those include individual and group counseling, assessments, physician and recovery support assistance, education, consultations and peer support.

One of the nation’s largest office-based opioid treatment providers, Nashville, Tennessee-based Spero operates over 50 clinics across Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, Ohio and Virginia.

Spero is privately owned by Health Velocity Capital, the Heritage Group, Frist Cressey Ventures and South Central, Inc.

BrightView opens new clinic

SUD treatment provider BrightView Health has opened an outpatient clinic in Kentucky.

The new clinic is in Henderson, located along the Ohio River in the Evansville, Indiana metropolitan area, inside a former video rental store. It offers MAT, clinical care, group therapy, peer support and other social services.

The clinic can serve more than 700 individuals and is expected to create more than 20 full-time jobs, according to the company.

Cincinnati-based BrightView operates over 30 clinics across Kentucky and Ohio. It accepts Medicaid, Medicare and other commercial insurances.

BrightView has financial backing from Shore Capital Partners, a health care-focused private equity firm.

New SUD clinic opens, offers holistic care

A new SUD treatment center has opened its doors in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Transcendence Treatment Center is an outpatient program that emphasizes a holistic, individualized approach to addressing SUD. Transcendence’s programs include trauma-informed care, peer recovery coaching, MAT, family services and self-help resources.

Transcendence treats patients using motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), meditation, 12-step programs and mindfulness-based recovery.

Transcendence accepts most major commercial insurances.

New SUD clinic opening

Wilmington, Delaware-based Lotus Recovery Centers has opened a new clinic in the city.

The clinic provides both residential and outpatient services. Offerings include detox services, dual diagnosis treatment and MAT with methadone and suboxone. It accepts all insurance providers and Medicaid.

In addition to Wilmington, Lotus Recovery Centers also operates a clinic in Comfort, West Virginia.

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