5 behavioral health sites shutter

Several hospitals are planning to close behavioral health units, and other freestanding behavioral health hospitals have announced plans to close. 

Here are five behavioral health closures Becker's has reported since March 11. 

  1. Escondido, Calif.-based Palomar Health will close its 12-bed inpatient behavioral unit while a new facility is built. Construction on a new behavioral health facility is slated to begin in May. 

  2. Midvale, Utah-based Highland Ridge Hospital has shared plans to close on May 7, as the psychiatric facility operates under an amended conditional license. Jim Hess left his role as CEO of the hospital in mid-March.

  3. North Memorial Health Hospital will close its outpatient mental health services at the end of August. In addition to the closure, the Robbinsdale, Minn.-based health system will lay off more than 100 employees in clinical and nonclinical roles, including  27 in mental health services.

  4. Georgetown (Ohio) Behavioral Hospital closed its doors on March 8. The facility typically treated 19 to 20 patients at a time, and the closure left more than 50 employees without a job.

  5. Daviess Community Hospital in Washington, Ind., will close its behavioral health inpatient unit May 1. 

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