UHS Continues Growth to Better Serve Patients2020-12-01T19:58:06+00:00

UHS Growth Continues, Enabling Us to Provide More Care for More Patients

Despite the COVID pandemic and other challenges of 2020, UHS continues to make significant investments in our served markets. In the past year alone, we have opened a number of new facilities and completed facility expansions to meet the evolving healthcare needs of the communities we serve. Additionally, more new facilities and expansions are currently under construction — with many more projects in the pipeline.

“In many markets throughout the country, there is an increased demand for healthcare services, both behavioral and acute”, says Marc D. Miller, President. “We are proud to be able to build new facilities or expand current buildings to offer advanced medical care to those who need it most.”

New Facilities—Now Open

Canyon Creek BH

Canyon Creek Behavioral Health Opens in Temple, Texas

Canyon Creek Behavioral Health is UHS’ newest facility, having just opened. With 102 beds, the new Canyon Creek Behavioral Health will provide behavioral health services in the region and across the state for adolescents (ages 12 to 17), adults (18 +) and older adults (ages 55+).

Texoma Medical Center ER Anna Ribboncutting

Texoma Medical Center Announces Opening of ER at Anna

A ribbon-cutting ceremony in September commemorated the opening of ER at Anna. The facility is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to serve patients who experience medical emergencies. ER at Anna offers private exam rooms, laboratory services, and an outpatient imaging center that includes open MRI, 3D digital mammography, CT scan, ultrasound and X-ray services.

NNMC ER at McCarran ribbon cutting

Northern Nevada Medical Center Announces Opening of ER at McCarran NW

The ER at McCarran NW is now open and serving the Reno-Sparks community. The ER at McCarran NW is staffed 24/7 by board-certified physicians and emergency-trained nurses, in addition to diagnostic imaging and lab technicians. The facility will accommodate all ages from infant to senior, including a dedicated pediatric treatment room. In addition, the FED will have onsite diagnostic imaging including CT, X-Ray and ultrasound as well as laboratory services.

New Facilities—Under Construction

Beaumont Health Groundbreaking

Beaumont Health and UHS Break Ground on New Behavioral Health Hospital

The new joint-venture facility in Dearborn, MI will address the state’s growing, unmet need for accessible, high-quality and advanced mental health services. The new 150-bed hospital is expected to open in early to mid-2021.

Mercy ONE Groundbreaking

MercyOne Central Iowa and UHS Break Ground on new Clive Behavioral Health

MercyOne Central Iowa and UHS held a ceremonial groundbreaking for their new 100-bed behavioral health hospital, serving Central Iowa and the surrounding region. The new facility, named Clive Behavioral Health, is a partnership of MercyOne and UHS to address the growing, unmet need for accessible, high-quality and advanced behavioral health services. The new state-of-the-art facility is scheduled to open in the first quarter of 2021 and will span more than 83,000 square-feet, with a one-story clinical and support services area, and a three-story unit for inpatient and outpatient services.

Granite Hills rendering

Granite Hills Hospital Construction Progresses

The new 120-bed hospital in Milwaukee, WI, expected to open in August 2021, will feature 83,000 square-feet; five distinct 24-bed units, including three adult units, a dedicated adolescent unit and a specialized older adult unit; programming to serve adolescents, adults and older adults; and intensive day programs and outpatient care. The new behavioral health hospital will be owned and operated by UHS as an independent facility open to all members of the community. In addition, there will be designated beds at the new hospital to provide care for patients referred from the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division (BHD).

LWRMC ER Fruitville Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for New ER at Fruitville

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new ER at Fruitville, which will expand access to emergency care in Sarasota County. The full-service freestanding emergency department (FED) will provide emergency care 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The new facility is expected to open this month.

Honor Health groundbreaking

HonorHealth and UHS Break Ground on New Behavioral Health Hospital

HonorHealth and UHS officially broke ground to begin construction of a new 120-bed behavioral health facility to be named Via Linda Behavioral Hospital. The new hospital will address the growing need for accessible, high-quality advanced behavioral health services in Phoenix, Scottsdale and the surrounding communities. UHS is the majority owner and will oversee the day-to-day operations and management of the new Via Linda Behavioral Hospital. The new state-of-the-art facility is expected to open in the first quarter of 2022 and will span more than 73,000 square feet.

Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center Construction

Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center Celebrates Construction Milestone

We ground in October 2019 and have made significant progress on Northern Nevada Sierra Medical Center, the Reno area’s first hospital to be built in over a century. Recently, the local leadership team and construction partner, SR Construction, celebrated a milestone in the project’s development. Partners gathered to sign and watch as the final beam on the project’s architectural steel was placed at the top of the building. Sierra Medical Center is expected to open in the first quarter of 2022.

Southeast Health Beam Signing

SoutheastHEALTH and UHS Hold Beam Signing Ceremony

A celebratory beam signing ceremony was held at the site of the new, freestanding behavioral health hospital, Southeast Behavioral Hospital. Scheduled to open at the end of 2020, the new facility will address the growing, unmet need for accessible, high-quality and advanced behavioral health services in the region. The new, 102-bed joint-venture behavioral health hospital that will span more than 68,000 square feet, and will improve access to care for a full continuum of behavioral health programs and services.

Valley Children's rendering

Valley Children’s Partners with UHS to Construct and Operate New Facility

This 81,600 square foot, 128-bed behavioral health hospital will provide accessible, high-quality and advanced behavioral health services in the Central Valley. One 24-bed unit will be dedicated specifically to pediatric psychiatric care, treatment, services and educational needs, assisting Valley Children’s in addressing the needs of patients presenting to the Emergency Department. Additional units at the new behavioral health hospital will serve adults and seniors. The new hospital will employ more than 250 people, including clinicians, nurses, mental health technicians, support staff and administration.

Completed Facility Expansions

Aiken CDU opening

Aiken Regional Medical Centers Opens Clinical Decision Unit

The Clinical Decision Unit (CDU) is a specialized observation unit for patients who visit the Emergency Department and require further management to determine the need for an inpatient admission. The CDU is open to provide accelerated healthcare services to patients who require care beyond their initial evaluation and management in the Emergency Department.

Canyon Ridge Hospital Expansion

Canyon Ridge Hospital Adds 51 New Psychiatric Beds

Canyon Ridge Hospital has opened 51 new psychiatric beds to better able to serve the mental health needs of the Inland Empire. Canyon Ridge Hospital is one of only two freestanding psychiatric hospitals in all of San Bernardino County, California. This new expansion will make Canyon Ridge the largest freestanding psychiatric hospital in the county.

Gulfport BH Expansion ribboncutting

Gulfport Behavioral Health System Cuts Ribbon on Renovated Facility

Gulfport Behavioral Health System in Gulfport, MS announced the re-opening of its recently renovated inpatient adult, adolescent and child rooms. Gulfport Behavioral Health System has invested in significant improvements to enhance patient safety, appearance and general clinical programs offered. These enhancements are a direct result of the support and confidence the community shows for the outstanding work performed by the clinical staff.

Henderson Hospital Nursing Unit expansion

Henderson Hospital Opens 25-Bed Observation Care Nursing Unit

The Valley Health System’s Henderson Hospital in Las Vegas recently celebrated the opening of its new 25-bed observation nursing unit, which is adjacent to the emergency department. It is designed for patients who need additional evaluation for a specific medical condition or diagnosis before they are either discharged or admitted to the hospital. Also included in the construction was the completion of a much larger emergency department lobby to better address the high volume of patients; eight new ED rapid medical exam/triage rooms; the addition of a second CT scan; and three shelled-out operating rooms for future use.

Holly Hill Children's unit

Holly Hill Hospital Obtains Certificate of Need for Children’s Hospital Bed Expansion

Holly Hill Hospital opened an 11-bed expansion of its South Campus Children’s Hospital, bringing the number of child and adolescent psychiatric beds to 71. The additional beds were recently approved by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) through the Certificate of Need process. With the expansion, the facility expects to treat an additional 450 patients annually.

Inland Northwest expansion ribbon cutting

Inland Northwest Behavioral Health Holds Ribbon-Cutting of New Inpatient Adolescent Unit

Inland Northwest Behavioral Health in Spokane, WA recently held a ribbon-cutting for a new inpatient adolescent unit for teens experiencing mental health emergencies. The 25-bed unit will serve adolescents ages 13 to 17 with mental and behavioral health needs that require hospitalization, adding to the region’s system of mental health care.

Laurel Ridge Ribboncutting

Laurel Ridge Opens Freestanding Building Dedicated to the Mission Resiliency Program

Laurel Ridge Treatment Center recently opened an 80-bed inpatient addition on campus, designated for military, veterans and first responders. The 60,000 square-foot, freestanding building is an expansion of Laurel Ridge’s main campus in San Antonio, TX. The expansion brings the number of Laurel Ridge’s specialty inpatient beds to 330. The facility’s Mission Resiliency Program serves individuals referred from more than 100 military installations in San Antonio, across the U.S. and in other countries. Laurel Ridge is the largest civilian provider treating combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder in the U.S.

Poplar Springs expansion ribbon cutting

Poplar Springs Hospital Opens New Intensive Outpatient/Partial Hospitalization Center

Poplar Springs Hospital in Petersburg, VA recently opened its new outpatient treatment center, The Grove at Poplar Springs Hospital. The new center offers a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for adults needing mental health and/or substance abuse treatment.

Facility Expansions—Coming Soon

Centennial Hills Hospital new tower

Centennial Hills Hospital Holds Top Out Celebration of its Five-Story Tower

The Valley Health System’s Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center recently held a Top Out celebration to mark the placement of the final steel beam on their new patient tower. Dozens of hospital employees signed the final steel beam before it was lifted into place. Phase one will add additional patient beds and provide increased capacity in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Intensive Care Unit, Intermediate and Medical Surgical Units across the hospital. The project will also expand key departments, including the inpatient pharmacy, surgical services and the post-anesthesia care unit.

Henderson Hospital new patient tower

Construction Underway on New Patient Tower at Henderson Hospital

A new six-story patient tower is now under construction at Henderson Hospital. The project will add 96 beds to the facility and is expected to open in late 2021, with an additional 86 beds shelled out for future growth needs. Phase one of the new tower includes the addition of 36 medical/surgical beds, 36 observation unit beds and 24 NICU beds. This phase also includes an expansion of the Women’s Services area by adding six Labor and Delivery suites, another Caesarean-section surgical suite and more antepartum beds for high risk mothers-to-be. The project will also include enlarging ancillary departments such as Central Processing, Dietary, Environmental Services, Laboratory, Pharmacy and Supply Chain.

Lakewood Ranch new womens center

Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Begins Renovation of Women’s Center

The renovation project at Lakewood Ranch is intended to give the Women’s Center a more upscale, spa-like atmosphere and expand access to high-quality maternity care in Florida’s Lakewood Ranch community. The project is expected to be completed by early 2021.

PRMC Birthplace Room

The Birth Place at Palmdale Regional Medical Center is Opening Soon

Palmdale Regional Medical Center will soon welcome expecting mothers to its new OB and maternity unit, the Birth Place, which is scheduled to open in early 2021. This brand-new, 33,000-square-foot unit will feature all private labor, delivery and recovery suites, two surgical suites, highly skilled staff, easy drop-off and parking and more.

SWHCS expansion rendering

Southwest Healthcare System Announces Expansion and Renovation Plans at Rancho Springs Campus

Southwest Healthcare System’s Rancho Springs Medical Center Campus in Murrieta, CA recently announced expansion and renovation plans, which will focus on Women’s and Children’s Services, the Emergency Department, and other key clinical offerings such as the health system’s Robotics program. New and renovated areas will feature private patient rooms, installation of industry-leading clinical technologies for minimally invasive procedures, along with globally sustainable infrastructure enhancements. The project will occur in phases over the next three years, with particular focus to ensure that the facility remains open for patient care with minimum disruption.