ATLANTA, Jan. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- US HealthVest announced the opening of Ridgeview Institute – Monroe, a 70-bed psychiatric hospital that provides a full continuum of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care to patients of all ages.
"We are excited to bring these vital services to the community," said Richard Kresch, M.D., President and CEO of US HealthVest. "With two hospitals in the Atlanta region, we are well positioned to treat the increasing and unmet need for specialized psychiatric care in the growing metro area."
Located at 709 Breedlove Drive in Monroe, the hospital provides behavioral health and addiction treatment services for children, adolescents, adults and senior adults. Comprehensive services include free 24/7 assessments, inpatient and intensive outpatient care. A full range of specialized programs such as a Women's Program and a Geriatric Program will also be 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 70,000 patients.
US HealthVest has invested approximately $20 million to construct Ridgeview Institute – Monroe, the newest behavioral hospital in Georgia. The project involved the demolition and transformation of the former Walton Regional Medical Center into an 86,000 square foot, state-of-the art psychiatric hospital. The three-story hospital was designed to provide open spaces with daylight and direct views of nature, enabling for a safe and therapeutic environment. Shared amenities include activity rooms, therapy spaces and a dining area, along with indoor and outdoor recreational activity spaces.
About US HealthVest
US HealthVest is a leading provider of behavioral healthcare services. US HealthVest operates Chicago Behavioral Hospital, Ridgeview Institute and Ridgeview Institute - Monroe and is developing additional psychiatric hospitals near Atlanta, Chicago and Seattle. Accredited by The Joint Commission, US HealthVest's hospitals provide specialized psychiatric care to patients with a full range of inpatient and day hospital 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.
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