February's 5 biggest behavioral health investments total $2.5B: An overview

Here are the five largest investments into behavioral healthcare reported by Becker's in February.

1. California's Santa Clara County broke ground on a 207,000-square-foot, $422 million behavioral health center. The Child, Adolescent, and Adult Behavioral Health Services Center on the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center campus in San Jose will provide the first county-operated acute inpatient care and house a pharmacy, emergency psychiatric services and mental health urgent care.

2. Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Health Network and King of Prussia-based Universal Health Services joined forces on a $61 million behavioral health hospital in Hanover Township, Pa. The 144-bed, 97,000-square-foot hospital is set to open in the second half of 2025.

3. California Gov. Gavin Newsom plans to allocate $907 million for a new initiative to provide housing for homeless individuals with severe behavioral health issues. The Behavioral Health Bridge Housing program will provide "bridge housing" such as tiny homes, interim housing, rental assistance programs and assisted living settings

4. Rhode Island legislators have further developed their plans for a $100 million enhancement of the Eleanor Slater Hospital in Burrille. The project to improve the psychiatric hospital includes the development of a new facility and enhanced services.

5. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul outlined her more than $1 billion, multiyear initiative to overhaul the state's "strained" and "suffering" mental healthcare system. Here is a breakdown of the plan.

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