SolutionHealth has formed a joint venture with Acadia Healthcare to build a new behavioral health hospital in southeast New Hampshire.
This $60 million investment will increase access to specialty behavioral healthcare, as the new hospital will have 144 beds and a full array of inpatient behavioral health programs and will be carefully designed, creating a therapeutic and welcoming environment for patients, staff and clinicians.
This project will also be supported by $15 million in state funding from the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services to defray capital costs for the construction of the new hospital.
“This joint venture is fully supported by the Boards of Trustees and Executive Leadership across our system as it expands our ability to provide expert care to an ever-expanding facet of the communities we serve,” said Bradley Kreick, CEO of SolutionHealth in a statement. “The goals of the joint venture include increasing behavioral health access in the region, reducing emergency department waiting periods for behavioral health triage and disposition, and providing a state-of-the-art behavioral health center of excellence for patients, close to home.”