YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Mercy Health Youngstown and Lifepoint Behavioral Health, a Tennessee-based business unit of Lifepoint Health, announced Wednesday plans to build and operate a new inpatient behavioral health hospital in Mahoning Valley. .
A news release announcing the joint venture confirms that the former Kmart site on Belmont Avenue is the site of Mercy Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a stand-alone 60-bed inpatient rehabilitation facility, Liberty Township real estate brokers confirm announced a few hours later. The Lifepoint Health business unit, then known as Kindred, said it would partner in May 2022.
Mercy Health Behavioral Hospital, a 75,000-square-foot, 72-bed hospital, will provide inpatient services to adults suffering from depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, substance use disorders and other mental illnesses, the companies said Wednesday. said in an afternoon news release. .
Lifepoint Behavioral Health manages the day-to-day operations of an inpatient behavioral health hospital. The hospital is “designed to create a therapeutic environment for patients, featuring open and airy spaces with amenities such as spacious patient rooms, community areas and outside courtyards. , and a state-of-the-art clinical space that supports the needs of patients and families,” according to a release.
Dr. John Luellen, Mercy Health Lorain and Mercy Health Lorain Market President, said: Youngstown. “This hospital will expand Mercy Health’s capacity to provide much-needed inpatient behavioral health care and further our mission to bring good assistance to those in need. It helps.”
Construction on Mercy Health Rehabilitation Hospital will begin this spring and is expected to open in summer 2024.
Shortly after noon, Alan Friedkin of Burgan-Friedkin Commercial Group, who has represented the property for more than 20 years, announced that it would sell the site of the former Kmart department store on Belmont Avenue for $1.15 million, turning it into a rehabilitation hospital.
“This is going to be a big plus for this market,” Friedkin said.
According to Wednesday’s news release, the hospital is treating strokes, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, complex neurological disorders, orthopedic conditions, multiple traumas, amputations, and those affecting patients’ functional or cognitive skills. treat patients suffering from other injuries or disabilities. .
Construction of the newly announced behavioral health hospital is set to begin this summer, scheduled for late 2024.
Russ Bailey, president of Lifepoint Behavioral Health and Lifepoint Rehabilitation, said: “By opening and operating this behavioral health hospital with Mercy Health, we are making our mission to improve access to high-quality behavioral health care for residents in the Youngstown area and to make our community healthier. We know we have partners who are equally committed to
Upon completion, Mercy Health Behavioral Hospital will be the sixth Lifepoint Behavioral Health joint venture in the nation and the first independent behavioral health hospital in Ohio.
“The most important thing was to bring it into Liberty Township to improve the area,” says Friedkin. “It will last longer than any kind of retail project.”
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