The product of a new partnership, plans have been announced for the construction of a 73,000 square foot building that will house continuing behavioral health care patients on the growing east side of Scottsdale.
The new facility comes as the Scottsdale-based HonorHealth, a non-profit health care system with five hospitals in Arizona, announces that it has entered into a partnership with Universal Health Services.
Based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, Universal Health Services is one of the largest providers of healthcare in the country.
As planned, the two-story center, which will include up to 120 beds, will be built on currently vacant space at 9160 E. Horseshoe Road.
Upon opening, the center will be designed to offer behavioral treatment care for everyone from adolescents to adults and seniors, with services available on a round-the-clock basis.
“We see the importance of making significant investment to provide treatment for patients with behavioral health needs and substance use disorders in our community,” Todd LaPorte, the chief executive officer of HonorHealth, said in a statement explaining the mission of the new center.
Work is expected to begin on the $39 million facility early next year, with a completion date of around mid-2021.
The growing HonorHealth company, which was founded in 1962, began work late last year on what will be its sixth hospital, a 210,000 square foot facility in north Phoenix that is expected to open next fall.
By Garry Boulard
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