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HonorHealth, Universal Health Services Sign Partnership Agreement

HonorHealth and Universal Health Services, Inc. signed a partnership agreement to address the growing, unmet need for accessible, high-quality advanced behavioral health services in Phoenix, Arizona; Scottsdale and the surrounding communities.

HonorHealth selected UHS as its partner because of its behavioral health expertise and the shared vision and commitment to patient- and family centered care. UHS is also known for strong clinical outcomes and a proven track record of partnering with academic medical centers, regional networks and community-based entities.

UHS will be the majority owner and will oversee the day-to-day operations and management of the new, freestanding 120-bed behavioral health facility, to be constructed in Scottsdale on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The state-of-the-art facility will span more than 73,000 square feet, and will significantly improve access to care for the full continuum of behavioral health programs and services. Groundbreaking is expected to take place in January 2020, with an estimated opening of 2021.

The new facility will provide a full continuum of inpatient services across the entire patient population, including specialty programs to serve adolescents, adults and older adults, and perform behavioral health assessments 24/7. Additionally, programs for co-occurring behavioral health and substance use issues will be offered to meet the unique needs of this patient population. The facility will provide a robust outpatient program utilizing a combination of group, family and individual therapy. Treatment options will include both intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization. Programs will include services for patients dealing with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders, as well as schizophrenia and other prevalent behavioral health issues.

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Posted October 31, 2019

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