ECU Health and Acadia Healthcare have announced plans to build a 144-bed behavioral health hospital in the medical district of Greenville, North Carolina, less than 1 mile from ECU Health Medical Center. The new facility will provide access to behavioral health services and treatment from specialized clinical teams.
Slated to open in spring 2025, the hospital will operate through a joint venture between ECU Health and Acadia. Together, the organizations will invest approximately $65 million in expanding behavioral health resources in Eastern North Carolina.
The hospital will include 24 inpatient beds specifically for children and adolescents with mental health needs. These beds will be the first of their kind in ECU Health’s 29-county service area and the only child and adolescent beds within 75 miles of Greenville.
The new hospital will serve as a teaching hospital, training students and residents from the Brody School of Medicine, many of whom will go on to practice in Eastern North Carolina and support ECU Health’s mission to improve the health and well-being of the region.
Construction is expected to begin in 2023. To facilitate the development of the new 144-bed behavioral health hospital, ECU Health will transfer 80 of its current behavioral health beds.