DETROIT, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder, the Michigan legislature, Detroit Mayor Dave Bing, the Detroit City Council and a host of government and mental healthcare leaders saluted yesterday (Tuesday) Nashville-based mental healthcare leader Behavioral Centers of America (BCA) on its selection of Detroit for a $20 million master campus investment turning a formerly bankrupt eastside hospital into a comforting and healing BCA StoneCrest Center oasis-in-the-city, helping fill the critical need for mental healthcare services in Metro Detroit and Michigan.
Government leaders from Michigan and the City of Detroit proclaimed Oct. 23rd "StoneCrest Mental Health Awareness Day" at a debut event to unveil completely rebuilt-to-new-standards units for adults and youth, along with a totally renovated geriatrics unit.
"We're tremendously proud and grateful that mental health awareness is being given such a prominent spotlight in Detroit," said BCA CEO Buddy Turner. "We're excited about what we are building here, and the innovative ways in which we have been working to meet the very real community need."
Mental illness touches one in seven Michigan families, and more than 500,000 people in Michigan have severe mental illness that affects not only them, but their families and the communities in which they live.
"We are already about halfway through a $20 million, three-phase investment in Detroit that will transform a formerly bankrupt eastside hospital into a major regional mental health asset with new models of diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care through our commitment to the single specialty of psychiatric healthcare," Turner said.
BCA in Nov. 2008 purchased the license of the bankrupt Circle of Life mental health facility, and purchased the building and land in Jan. 2012.
BCA StoneCrest Center programs currently serve adults, adolescents, seniors and developmentally delayed patients. A substance abuse and addiction program is currently in development with an anticipated launch in early 2013.
About Behavioral Centers of America (BCA): BCA is a growing healthcare company that is committed to the single specialty of psychiatric health care. Nashville-based BCA owns and operates free standing psychiatric hospitals, residential treatment centers, psychiatric specialty units within medical-surgical hospitals, outpatient diagnostic and treatment clinics, and home based programs in multiple states and locations. BCA is in the forefront of developing new models of diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care that are impacting the behavioral healthcare industry. BCA partners with psychiatrists and other clinical professionals to deliver patient-focused health care to individuals suffering from a mental or addictive disorder. The result is a unique mix of quality health care, greater patient satisfaction and more cost-effective care.
About StoneCrest Center: StoneCrest Center is a 90-bed inpatient psychiatric hospital licensed by the State of Michigan and part of the Behavioral Centers of America network in the forefront of developing new models of diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care that is redefining how mental healthcare is delivered. Detroit StoneCrest website: http://bcastonecrestcenter.com/index.htm. Corporate BCA website: http://www.bca-corp.com/.
SOURCE Behavioral Centers of America