Mercy Health and Lifepoint Behavioral Health Enter Partnership for New Inpatient Hospital

The new inpatient behavioral health hospital will be a 75,000 square-foot, 72-bed facility.

By HFT Staff
January 26, 2023

Mercy Health – Youngstown and Lifepoint Behavioral Health have formed a joint venture partnership to build and operate a new inpatient behavioral health hospital in the Mahoning Valley. 

The Mercy Health Behavioral Hospital will be a 75,000 square-foot 72-bed hospital, providing inpatient services for adults struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, substance use disorder and other mental health illnesses. This new facility will be structurally designed to create a therapeutic environment for patients, featuring open spaces with amenities that include spacious patient rooms, community areas, outside courtyards, and clinical spaces to support the needs of patients and families. Lifepoint Behavioral Health will manage the day-to-day operations of the inpatient behavioral health hospital. 

Mercy Health and Lifepoint Rehabilitation, another business unit of Lifepoint Health, announced a separate joint venture partnership in May 2022 to construct Mercy Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a 60-bed acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital.  Both hospitals will be located in the Mahoning Valley. Construction for Mercy Health Rehabilitation Hospital is expected to begin in the spring of 2023 with an expected opening in the summer of 2024. Construction for Mercy Health Behavioral Hospital is expected to begin in the summer of 2023 with an expected opening in late 2024.  

Upon completion, Mercy Health Behavioral Hospital will be Lifepoint Behavioral Health’s sixth joint-venture, standalone behavioral health hospital nationally and first in the state of Ohio. 

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