Henry Ford Health, Acadia break ground on new behavioral health hospital

WEST BLOOMFIELD TWP.–Henry Ford Health and Acadia Healthcare, the nation’s largest stand-alone behavioral healthcare company, broke ground today on a state-of-the-art behavioral health treatment and teaching hospital.

This new hospital will allow Henry Ford Health to deliver innovative care, increase resources and address the growing need for accessible, high-quality behavioral health services in Metro Detroit and beyond.

More than 50 percent of Americans will be diagnosed with a mental illness or disorder at some time in their lives, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. About one in five adults in the U.S. live with mental illness, and the World Health Organization says the COVID-19 pandemic increased the prevalence of depression or anxiety worldwide by 25 percent. And last week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force announced a draft recommendation that all adults under the age of 65 should be screened for anxiety.

The new hospital will be a two-story facility, spanning approximately 120,000 square feet on Henry Ford Health’s West Bloomfield campus. While the hospital will initially provide 184 inpatient beds, it will have a 192-bed capacity and the ability to expand further to meet increasing need. Henry Ford Health will provide inpatient psychiatric services for adults, seniors, adolescents and children. The new facility will be known as “Henry Ford Behavioral Health Hospital.”

The hospital will also serve as a destination academic site, educating the next generation of behavioral healthcare providers including psychiatry residents, medical students and nurses.

As part of this development, Henry Ford will eventually consolidate inpatient services from two facilities: Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital and the inpatient psychiatric units at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital – Mt. Clemens. Those facilities are aging and no longer meet the high standard Henry Ford has set when providing a state-of-the-art healing facility.

Acadia Healthcare, which will operate the hospital, is partnering with Henry Ford Health to develop innovative care delivery models to better integrate physical and mental health services. In addition to providing the most up-to-date resources and environment for mental health healing, the hospital will also be built to achieve LEED certification for environmental sustainability.

Consistently ranked among the top five NIH-funded institutions in Michigan, Henry Ford Health engages in more than 2,000 research projects annually. Henry Ford Health also trains more than 4,000 medical students, residents and fellows every year across more than 50 accredited programs. With more than 33,000 team members, Henry Ford Health is also among Michigan’s largest and most diverse employers, including nearly 6,000 physicians and researchers from the Henry Ford Medical Group, Henry Ford Physician Network and Jackson Health Network.

As of June 30, Acadia operated a network of 239 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 10,600 beds in 39 states and Puerto Rico. With more than 22,500 employees serving approximately 70,000 patients daily, Acadia is the largest stand-alone behavioral health company in the U.S. Acadia provides behavioral healthcare services to its patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, specialty treatment facilities, residential treatment centers and outpatient clinics.

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