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US HealthVest is Developing a New Behavioral Health Hospital on Hendricks Regional Health Plainfield Campus

October 16, 2018

Indianapolis, Indiana, October 15, 2018 – US HealthVest announced the development of Indianapolis Behavioral Hospital, a new stand-alone behavioral center that will provide a full continuum of specialized inpatient and outpatient mental health care to patients of all ages. The new hospital will be located on the campus of Hendricks Regional Health in Plainfield, Indiana.

“We are excited to work in collaboration with Hendricks Regional Health to bring these vital services to the community,” said Richard Kresch, M.D., President and CEO of US HealthVest.  “Indianapolis Behavioral Hospital will treat the increasing and unmet need for specialized mental health services in the growing Indianapolis area.”

The facility will provide behavioral health and addiction treatment services to all patients, regardless of ability to pay. Comprehensive services will include free 24/7 assessments, inpatient care and intensive outpatient services. A full range of specialized programs will be offered, such as a Women’s Program, a Youth Program, a Co-Occurring Disorders Program, a Geriatric Program and a Psychiatric Intensive Care Program.

“The shortage of mental health services in our community and across the state and nation is at an unprecedented level,” said Hendricks Regional Health President & CEO Kevin Speer. “In Hendricks County alone, mental health and substance abuse were tied as the number two overall health concerns in the most recent Community Health Assessment. This collaboration with US HealthVest helps us bridge the gap for the children, adults and families who need these critical services.”

The project also brings a positive economic impact for Hendricks and surrounding counties. US HealthVest will invest $25 million to construct the 77,000 square-foot facility. The two-story hospital will have open spaces with views of nature, fostering a safe and nurturing environment. Shared amenities will include activity rooms, therapy spaces and a dining area, along with indoor and outdoor recreational spaces. Indianapolis Behavioral Hospital, expected to open in early 2020, will create over 250 new high-quality jobs with full benefits, as well as bring new state and federal funds to the area.

About US HealthVest

US HealthVest is an innovative provider of behavioral healthcare services. US HealthVest operates Chicago Behavioral Hospital, Lake Behavioral Hospital, Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital, Ridgeview Institute-Smyrna, Ridgeview Institute – Monroe and is developing additional psychiatric hospitals across the country. Accredited by The Joint Commission, US HealthVest’s hospitals provide specialized psychiatric care to patients with a full range of inpatient and outpatient services for adolescents, adults and senior adults. US HealthVest was founded in 2013 by Dr. Richard Kresch, formerly Founder & CEO of Ascend Health Corporation and Heartland Health Developments. For more information, please visit www.ushealthvest.com.

About Hendricks Regional Health
Hendricks Regional Health is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with a deeply rooted legacy of community service. The Hendricks’ culture is built on our vision to be the community’s indispensable healthcare partner and on these seven values: Respect, Empathy, Integrity, Courage, Collaboration, Loyalty and Engagement. More than 2,200 associates live these values each day through a shared philosophy of patient-centered, high-quality, low-cost care.

In 2018, Hendricks was awarded a five-star overall rating for quality and safety by the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services. We are a Magnet® hospital for nursing excellence and are accredited by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP). Hendricks achieved the Healthgrades 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ and is one of only 13 hospitals to be recognized in the top five percent in the nation for Outstanding Patient Experience for eleven consecutive years. In addition, since Fall 2016 Hendricks Regional Health has received consecutive “A” ratings in patient safety from Leapfrog.

Hendricks staffs a full complement of physicians in a variety of specialties at locations in Danville, Avon, Plainfield, Brownsburg, Lizton and Bainbridge, Indiana. For more information, please visit www.hendricks.org.

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Richard Kresch, M.D.                                                              Stacey Bulla

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US HealthVest                                                                          Hendricks Regional Health

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US HealthVest Commences Construction on Lake Behavioral Hospital

October 10, 2018

 Waukegan, IL, October 10, 2018 – US HealthVest announced the commencement of construction of Lake Behavioral Hospital in Waukegan, Illinois.  The new 146-bed behavioral hospital will provide a full continuum of specialized psychiatric care.

“Since our acquisition of Vista Medical Center West in March 2018, we have continued to provide quality behavioral healthcare services to the community,” said Richard Kresch, M.D., President and CEO of US HealthVest. “This new hospital will allow us to expand behavioral health services to treat the urgent and growing need for psychiatric care in Lake County and beyond.”

Located in the heart of Waukegan, Lake Behavioral Hospital will continue to provide psychiatric care to patients during the construction of the new hospital. Comprehensive services include free 24/7 assessments, inpatient and outpatient care.  Once construction is complete, all services will be relocated to the new hospital.  A full range of specialized programs will be offered including, but not limited to, a Women’s Program, a Youth Program, a Co-Occurring Disorders Program, a Geriatric Program, and a Psychiatric Intensive Care Program.

US HealthVest is investing approximately $30 million to transform the medical office building on campus into a new 88,000 square foot, 146-bed psychiatric hospital.  The hospital is designed to provide open spaces with daylight, enabling for a safe and therapeutic environment.  Shared amenities include activity rooms, therapy spaces, and a dining area, along with recreational activity spaces.  The new hospital, expected to open in the fall of 2019, will create over 200 additional high-quality jobs and will revitalize the surrounding Waukegan area.

Lake Behavioral Hospital is using local vendors for the design and construction of the building, including Legat Architects and Reed Construction as the General Contractor.

Chicago is a core market for US HealthVest. US HealthVest operates Chicago Behavioral Hospital in Des Plaines, and will open Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital, a joint venture with Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, in December 2018.  Lake Behavioral Hospital allows US HealthVest to strengthen its position in the Chicago market by offering comprehensive service offerings and solidifying relationships with payers and providers.

About US HealthVest

US HealthVest is an innovative provider of behavioral healthcare services. US HealthVest operates Chicago Behavioral Hospital, Lake Behavioral Hospital, Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital, Ridgeview Institute-Smyrna, Ridgeview Institute – Monroe and is developing additional psychiatric hospitals across the country. Accredited by The Joint Commission, US HealthVest’s hospitals provide specialized psychiatric care to patients with a full range of inpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents, adults and senior adults. US HealthVest was founded in 2013 by Dr. Richard Kresch, formerly Founder & CEO of Ascend Health Corporation and Heartland Health Developments. For more information, please visit www.ushealthvest.com.

Contact:

US HealthVest

Richard Kresch, M.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer

212-243-5565

Sally Anne Schneider Announced as new CEO of Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital

September 28, 2018

Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital Names New CEO  

 

Marysville, WA — September 28, 2018 Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital has named Sally Anne Schneider the new Chief Executive Officer.  Ms. Schneider comes to Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital as a seasoned healthcare executive with extensive experience in hospital management and clinical services.  She was most recently CEO at LifeCare Behavioral Health Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Prior to joining LifeCare, Ms. Schneider was Chief Behavioral Health Officer at Bartlett Regional Hospital in Juneau, AK.  Ms. Schneider has additional experience in rural outreach and a history of active community involvement. She received an undergraduate degree from Western Washington University and also holds a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy.  

 

About Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital

Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital, located in Marysville, WA, is a 115-bed psychiatric hospital.  Smokey Point provides mental health and chemical dependency care for adolescents, adults, and senior adults. Treatment services include free initial screenings, assessment, inpatient and outpatient services, and aftercare referrals. Patients can expect a safe, caring environment with trained physicians, nurses, counselors and technicians who will provide outstanding care for individuals and families.

 

To access services call:  (844) 202-5555

Website: www.smokeypointbehavioralhospital.com

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Scott Hullinger Announced as CEO of Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital

August 21, 2018

 

Scott Hullinger

US HealthVest announces Scott Hullinger, MS, MSW, has been selected to serve as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital, a new psychiatric hospital, which is on schedule to open in January 2019. Scott has extensive experience in the inpatient and outpatient behavioral health services field having spent the last 25 years at the executive level in CEO and divisional and regional positions with responsibility overseeing as many as 15 hospitals. He has a wealth of knowledge with employee and physician recruitment and satisfaction, regulatory compliance, program development, and clinical operations for mental and substance abuse treatment caring for all patient populations.

 

 

A licensed social worker, he most recently held the position of Regional Vice President for Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) with oversight for behavioral health services within 9 hospitals and two access referral centers throughout the far west, continental and mountain divisions of HCA. Throughout his career, Scott shared his knowledge as an adjunct instructor at Brescia University in Owensboro, Kentucky and the University of Kentucky for both undergraduate and graduate social work students.

 

Scott holds a Master of Science degree in Healthcare Administration from University of Evansville, Master of Social Work degree from University of Kentucky and a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Music from Wittenberg University. Scott is a member of the National Association of Healthcare Quality and the National Association of Social Workers, serving on delegations to Brazil and Russia. In addition, Scott was a member of the American Psychological Association’s and American Association on Mental Retardation delegations to China.

US HealthVest Gains CON Approval for Expansion of Ridgeview Institute – Monroe

June 29, 2018
Expansion Addresses Shortage of Psychiatric Services
 
Atlanta, Georgia – June 29, 2018 – US HealthVest received Certificate of Need Approval to expand Ridgeview – Institute Monroe to 88 inpatient psychiatric beds.
 
“Since the opening of Ridgeview Institute – Monroe in 2017, we have treated over 4,000 patients in our inpatient and outpatient programs,” said Richard Kresch, M.D., President and CEO of US HealthVest.  “With these new beds, we are able to meet the increasing need for specialized psychiatric services in the Atlanta area.”
 
Located at 709 Breedlove Drive in Monroe, Georgia, the hospital provides behavioral health and addiction treatment services for adolescents, adults and senior adults.  Comprehensive services include free 24/7 assessments, inpatient, and outpatient care.  A full range of specialized programs such as a Women’s Program and a Geriatric Program is also provided.
 
Ridgeview Institute – Monroe is part of the Ridgeview network of hospitals that are owned and operated by US HealthVest.  Founded in 1976, Ridgeview has gained a national reputation for its treatment of more than 80,000 patients. 

US HealthVest Opens Military Care Unit at Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital in Seattle, WA

June 22, 2018

When Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital opened their Extra Mile Military Care center in February, people took notice. Some traveled from as far as Okinawa, Japan to seek the veterans’ medical care that is now being provided in Snohomish County.

The care center is available to veterans, current service members, and their families. It is the only facility of its kind in the state of Washington. The care center was dedicated in honor of retired Army Master Sgt. Leroy Petry on the 74th anniversary of D-Day.

The objective of the care unit is to help treat disorders such as addiction, PTSD, and treatment for depression.

“We treat a high percentage of civilians in this hospital of course, but we would not be able to do that without the freedoms provided to us by the service members” Crockett added.

Veterans who do not have access to healthcare, or are homeless will not be turned away either. In fact, Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital will seek to connect veterans in need with Veteran Affairs in order to help them in their time of need.

Up to 20 percent of people who have fought in Iraq and Afghanistan have post-traumatic stress disorder in a given year. Around 20 veterans die by suicide each day.

“This is our opportunity to reverse those trends,” Crockett said.

Be sure to watch the video linked below for additional information!

Ridgeview Institute – Monroe Receives ‘Build Georgia Award’

June 08, 2018

Atlanta, GeorgiaJune 8, 2018 – Ridgeview Institute – Monroe received the Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC) ‘Build Georgia Award’.  AGC Georgia members participate in the prestigious AGC Build Georgia Awards competition to celebrate their firm and projects demonstrating construction excellence.

AGC praised the facility which “reused the existing 1950s concrete structure, which has been added and renovated multiple times. The finished facility houses new staff offices, physician offices, patient rooms, patient restrooms, a kitchen and a new roof.” This facility and renovation project was the work of Carroll Daniel Construction.

Located at 709 Breedlove Drive in Monroe, the hospital provides behavioral health and addiction treatment services for adolescents, adults and senior adults.  Comprehensive services include free 24/7 assessments, inpatient, and outpatient care. A full range of specialized programs such as a Women’s Program and a Geriatric Program is also provided.

Ridgeview Institute – Monroe is part of the Ridgeview network of hospitals that are owned and operated by US HealthVest.  Founded in 1976, Ridgeview has gained a national reputation for its treatment of more than 80,000 patients.

Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital Dedicates Treatment Unit to Medal of Honor Recipient on D-Day

June 07, 2018

Marysville, WA –  June 6, 2018 – Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital dedicated the first in-patient care and treatment program for Active Duty Military, Guard, Reserves, our honored Veterans, and family members in Washington State.

Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital in Marysville, Washington, is committed to advancing the Gold standard of behavioral health and substance abuse treatment.  We are privileged to serve the Armed Forces and our Veteran population and have enlisted the support of Master Sergeant (ret) Leroy A. Petry, recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor.

MSG Petry is pleased to endorse Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital’s new Extra Mile Military Care™ program to see this goal realized.  “If having my name associated with the Extra Mile program encourages someone to seek the help they need, I’m all for it,” says MSG Petry.

On May 26, 2008, while serving with the elite 2/75th Ranger Battalion, headquartered at Fort Lewis, Washington, then Staff Sergeant Petry was participating in an audacious daylight raid against a well defended Taliban encampment in Paktya, Afghanistan.  The enemy, well dug in and exceptionally determined to withstand the Rangers’ assault, engaged Staff Sergeant Petry and his team of Rangers within hand to hand combat range.  Petry, the senior non-commissioned officer during the clearing of the enemy compound, was wounded in both legs during the assault.  Almost immediately afterward an enemy grenade landed among Petry and two other Rangers.  Without hesitation, Petry grabbed the grenade, throwing it away from his fellow Rangers.  Per the official Medal of Honor narrative “Staff Sergeant Petry threw it away from his fellow Rangers resulting in a catastrophic amputation of his right hand and multiple shrapnel wounds penetrating his body.” After the explosion Petry applied his own tourniquet, reported he had been wounded again but was still in contact with the enemy.

Master Sergeant (MSG) Petry became the first Army Ranger to receive the Medal of Honor for his actions that day.  He would recover from his wounds and go on to work closely as a wounded warrior advocate with the Special Operations Command’s Care Coalition.  Master Sergeant Petry, a longtime Washington resident, will speak about reducing the stigma of combat related PTSD in our Active Duty, Guard, Reserve and Veteran populations and the importance of self-care and seeking help for the invisible wounds of war.

Ms. Lourdes E. “Alfie” Alvarado-Ramos, Director of the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, was the master of ceremonies for this special event.  Ms. Alvarado-Ramos served 22 years in the United States Army.  She retired in August 1993 as the Command Sergeant Major of Madigan Army Hospital and Troop Command at Joint Base Lewis McChord.  Her awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit and Expert Field Medical Badge.

Honored guests in attendance:

  • Master Sergeant Leroy A. Petry, Medal of Honor Recipient, 2/75th Ranger Battalion, Joint Base Lewis McChord
  • Landon Petry, MSG Leroy Petry’s son
  • Corporal Leonard Martin, 104th Infantry Division, Normandy Invasion, Prisoner of War
  • Farlan Duberry, 96th Infantry Division, Bronze Star recipient (Okinawa – Pacific Campaign)
  • Colonel Michael Place, Madigan Army Hospital Commander
  • Lieutenant Colonel Kevin Goke, Chief of Behavioral Health, Joint Base Lewis McChord
  • Colonel Colin Daniels, Chief of Psychiatry, Joint Base Lewis McChord
  • Retired Colonel David Sutherland, former Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and US HealthVest Military & Veteran Consultant
  • SSG (Ret) Victor Sassoon, 2/75 Ranger Battalion, Wounded Warrior
  • Vance Whippo, Chaplain for Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital
  • Chief Kathleen Wilde and the Cadets from Marysville Pilchuck High School NJROTC

About Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital

Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital is a 115-bed behavioral hospital located just north of Seattle, Washington.  The majestic Olympic mountain range is to the west and the equally beautiful Cascade range provides an impressive view to the east. The newly constructed hospital provides inpatient, acute behavioral health and addiction treatment for adolescents, adults and senior adults.  Seattle International Airport is one hour away from our facility and easily accessible by ground transportation.  Military lodging for escorts is available at the Naval Support Base only two miles from Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital. For more information, please visit www.smokeypointbehavioralhospital.com.

About US HealthVest

US HealthVest is a leading provider of behavioral healthcare services. US HealthVest operates Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital, Chicago Behavioral Hospital, Ridgeview Institute-Smyrna and Ridgeview Institute-Monroe and Lake Behavioral Hospital. US HealthVest is developing additional psychiatric hospitals across the country. Accredited by The Joint Commission, US HealthVest’s hospitals provide specialized psychiatric care to patients with a full range of inpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents, adults and senior adults. US HealthVest was founded in 2013 by Dr. Richard Kresch, formerly Founder & CEO of Ascend Health Corporation and Heartland Health Developments. For more information, please visit www.ushealthvest.com.

US HealthVest Acquires Vista Medical Center West

March 01, 2018

Innovative Behavioral Health Services Provider Strengthens Chicago Presence

Waukegan, IL, March 1, 2018 – US HealthVest announced the acquisition of Vista Medical Center West from Quorum Health Corporation (NYSE: QHC). Located in Waukegan, Illinois, Vista Medical Center West, previously Provena Saint Therese Medical Center, has provided behavioral health services to the community for over 50 years.

The hospital will be renamed Lake Behavioral Hospital and carries a certificate of need for 46 inpatient psychiatric beds. In response to the urgent need for psychiatric services, US Healthvest has been granted a certificate of need to add 100 inpatient psychiatric beds to the campus. US HealthVest will transform the medical office building on campus into a new 146-bed psychiatric hospital that will offer a full continuum of care to patients of all ages.

“As a leading provider of behavioral health services in Chicago, we look forward to strengthening our existing presence,” said Richard Kresch, M.D., President and CEO of US HealthVest. “This key acquisition gives us the opportunity to expand specialized behavioral health service offerings to all patients, regardless of ability to pay.”

Located in the heart of Waukegan, Lake Behavioral Hospital will continue to provide behavioral health services to patients during the construction of the new hospital. Comprehensive services will include free 24/7 assessments, inpatient and intensive outpatient care. The new hospital project has gained widespread public support. Lake County and surrounding areas are experiencing a severe shortage of behavioral services, forcing many patients to leave the area for treatment.

US HealthVest will invest over $30 million to transform the medical office building into a new 88,000 square foot, 146-bed psychiatric hospital. The hospital will be designed to provide open spaces with daylight, enabling for a safe and therapeutic environment. Shared amenities include activity rooms, therapy spaces and a dining area, along with recreational activity spaces. The hospital, expected to open in the fall of 2019, will create over 150 additional jobs and revitalize the surrounding Waukegan area.

Chicago is a core market for US HealthVest. US HealthVest operates Chicago Behavioral Hospital, a 138-bed psychiatric hospital in Des Plaines, and is developing Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital, a 100-bed psychiatric hospital, in a joint venture with Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox. The Vista Medical Center West acquisition allows US HealthVest to strengthen its position in the Chicago market by offering comprehensive service offerings and solidifying relationships with payers and providers.

 

About US HealthVest
US HealthVest is a leading provider of behavioral healthcare services. US HealthVest operates Chicago Behavioral Hospital, Lake Behavioral Hospital, Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital, Ridgeview Institute-Smyrna, Ridgeview Institute – Monroe and is developing additional psychiatric hospitals across the country. Accredited by The Joint Commission, US HealthVest’s hospitals provide specialized psychiatric care to patients with a full range of inpatient and outpatient services for children, adolescents, adults and senior adults. US HealthVest was founded in 2013 by Dr. Richard Kresch, formerly Founder & CEO of Ascend Health Corporation and Heartland Health Developments. For more information, please visit www.ushealthvest.com.

Contact:
US HealthVest
Richard Kresch, M.D.
President and Chief Executive Officer
212-243-5565

Women’s Connection Services Opens at Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital

February 28, 2018

Women’s Services at Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital is now open and accepting referrals for adults, ages 18 and older. Women’s services is available in the Adult Mental Health Program located in Marysville, WA, north of Seattle.

Women’s services are for patients experiencing thoughts of Depression, Postpartum depression, Depression during pregnancy, Suicidal thoughts, Homicidal thoughts, Bipolar disorder, Anxiety attacks, Post traumatic stress disorder, Trauma from physical, emotional or psychological abuse.

This specialized inpatient service track at Smokey Point is for women to begin treatment, including medication management with a Board Certified Psychiatrist. Key features of the program include a brand new, state of the art hospital unit with separate space for women’s services, group therapy sessions focusing on topics specific to women’s issues, recreational therapy for women and family sessions with discharge planning.

If you, your mom, sister, wife, friend or daughter could benefit from Women’s Services call Smokey Point 24/7 at (844) 202-5555.