Henry Ford Health System and Acadia Healthcare Company, Inc. have formed a joint venture to address the growing, unmet need for accessible, high-quality behavioral health services in Detroit, Michigan and the surrounding counties.
Recently, the West Bloomfield Township board cast its final vote to approve a rezoning request for the parcel of land on which Henry Ford and Acadia intend to build the new hospital. Henry Ford already owns the land, which is adjacent to its Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital campus. The next step in the process is to seek Certificates of Need from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Construction will begin once all regulatory approvals are met. Slated to open in late 2022, the facility will be able to accommodate 192 beds with the potential to expand to meet future demand for inpatient services in the area. Comprehensive inpatient treatment will be provided for adults, seniors and adolescents who struggle with acute symptoms of mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition to offering a full continuum of inpatient care, the hospital will also serve as a destination academic site for the training of inpatient psychiatry residents, medical students, nurses and other healthcare professionals.
As part of the agreement, Henry Ford will consolidate inpatient services from two of its locations: Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital and the inpatient psychiatric units at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital – Mt. Clemens. Both facilities are aging structures and no longer able to support technology upgrades including the infrastructure needed to support the expansion of virtual care. The new behavioral health hospital will also serve as a new center of excellence of comprehensive inpatient services. The partnership will look to develop innovative care delivery models to better integrate physical and mental health services.