UHS Opens New Behavioral Health Hospital

Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) has opened its latest behavioral health facility.  Canyon Creek Behavioral Health — a 102-bed psychiatric hospital in Temple, Texas — will start serving adults this fall. From there, it will continue to phase in additional units and service offerings through 2021, when it will become fully operational. Eventually, the facility […]

How COVID-19 Flexibilities Will Strengthen Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers Long-Term

Like most behavioral health providers, Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers expected 2020 to pan out differently. The coronavirus threw a wrench in many of the Indianapolis-based company’s plans, forcing it to scale back its growth goals and temporarily close all of its locations. On a more positive, equally unexpected note, 2020 also prompted Hopebridge to roll […]

Pipeline: Hopebridge Continues Expansion; RCA’s New Facilities

Hopebridge announces six new centers  Hopebridge Autism Therapy Centers will open six new locations in the Denver, Colorado area, starting in October. All of the autism therapy centers will be open by February 2021. Indianapolis-based Hopebridge — which is backed by Arsenal Capital Partners, a private equity (PE) firm based in New York City —  […]

Behavioral Health Partners Help SSM Health Pioneer Unique Urgent Care Model

Every year, about $8.3 billion is wasted on unnecessary emergency department (ED) visits. The majority of that — $4.6 billion — is attributable to ED use for behavioral health conditions. On top of being expensive, EDs can’t always treat mental illnesses and substance use disorders (SUD) properly. However, patients are often forced to seek care […]

Pipeline: Construction Begins on $357M Psych Hospital; New MAT, ABA Centers

Construction starts on $357 million psych hospital Crews have started construction on a $357 million psychiatric facility in Texas, according to the San Antonio Express-News. The site, which will have 300 beds and private rooms for all patients, will eventually serve as a replacement for the San Antonio State Hospital. It’s expected to open in […]

Nearly 40% of Behavioral Providers on Brink of Financial Collapse

Nearly 40% of behavioral health organizations say they can only survive six months or less given the current financial situation they are facing. At the same time, more than half of all providers have seen an increased demand for services since the pandemic hit. Those are just a few key takeaways from the National Council […]

Citing COVID-19, Florida Addiction Treatment Provider Files Chapter 11

Destination Hope — an addiction treatment provider in Fort Lauderdale, Florida — has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida. The company submitted the voluntary petition August 28, citing the coronavirus and other issues as the impetus.  Founded in 2007, Destination Hope provides substance use disorder […]

Transactions: Cultivate Behavioral Health’s ABA Acquisition; Drug Monitoring Deal

Cultivate Behavioral Health and Education acquires Progressive Behavioral Science Cultivate Behavioral Health and Education, a portfolio company of the private equity firm Imperial Capital, has acquired Progressive Behavioral Science, according to a press release from Livingstone, who advised Progressive on the transaction. Financial terms were not released. Both Cultivate and Progressive provide applied behavioral analysis […]

Amid Growth, Pinnacle CEO Pushes for Methadone MAT Flexibilities

The last five months have been hard for behavioral health providers to weather, with many being forced to cut back services as a result of COVID-19-related financial strain. Some are even facing the risk of closure. Then there’s Pinnacle Treatment Centers, which has actually been expanding. Pinnacle is one of the largest substance use disorder […]