OU Health Starts $141M Project; $71M Psychiatric Hospital To Open In Florida

OU Health breaks ground on $141M pediatric behavioral health center University of Oklahoma-affiliated system, OU Health, broke ground on a new 82-bed behavioral health project on Nov. 1. The facility will cost about $141 million and serve the pediatric population. It will be named the Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health Behavioral Health Center and be […]

‘We Don’t Have Enough of an Infrastructure’: Psychiatric Hospitals Buckling Under Historic Pressure

Psychiatric hospitals are buckling under decades of financial pressure that increased following the onset of the pandemic. Discriminatory regulations, challenging payer relations and inflation have placed several psychiatric hospitals in untenable positions. A spate of facility closures in 2023 demonstrates that the pressure is proving too much. Industry insiders say that systemic changes can’t come […]