Not-for-profit's 'clubhouse' model effectively treats mental illness, study says

Not-for-profit's 'clubhouse' model effectively treats mental illness, study says

By Caroline Lewis  |  May 10, 2017

A study released this week by researchers at NYU's Health Evaluation and Analytics Lab lends credence to the idea that the clubhouse model, which Fountain House has helped spread to more than 300 sites worldwide, helps cut back on hospitalizations for high-need patients, saving Medicaid money.

UHS, Acadia push past UK snags to solid Q1 earnings

By Dave Barkholz  |  April 26, 2017

Behavioral health giants Universal Health Services and Acadia Healthcare each posted earnings and revenue gains in the first quarter, though UHS received potentially bad news from antitrust regulators on its December acquisition of a British behavioral health chain.

Behavioral health provider Sequel set to go public

By Dave Barkholz  |  January 18, 2017

Sequel Youth and Family Services, a growing behavioral health provider, is set to become a public company in April upon completion of its sale to Global Partner Acquisition Corp. GPAC liked Sequel for its clinical programs and growth track record in a burgeoning healthcare segment.

Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital faces lawsuit over patient-dumping practices

By Maria Castellucci  |  December 27, 2016

The plaintiffs allege that they were given anti-psychotic medication before they were discharged from Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas. They were allegedly driven to a bus station and were given pre-paid tickets. Rawson-Neal was sued in 2014 for alleged patient-dumping tactics.

UHS stock plunges following Buzzfeed investigation

By Dave Barkholz  |  December 07, 2016

The share price of Universal Health Services plunged 12% Wednesday after BuzzFeed published an investigative story alleging the for-profit hospital operator kept psychiatric patients longer than necessary to milk their insurance.

Acadia offers not-for-profit hospitals a psych option

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 16, 2016

Acadia Healthcare is embarking on a strategy of joint venturing with not-for-profit hospital systems to open psychiatric beds. The nation's largest for-profit owner of psychiatric hospitals announced this week that it is partnering with Ochsner Health System to open an 82-bed psychiatric hospital.

Specialty hospital veteran looks to build another chain

Specialty hospital veteran looks to build another chain

By Dave Barkholz  |  September 15, 2016

Rod Laughlin, who made a reputation building psychiatric and long-term acute-care hospital companies, has returned to behavioral health with big plans and a big acquisition. His Perimeter Healthcare has purchased WoodRidge Behavioral Care.

Summa Health offers world's smallest pacemaker

By Lydia Coutre, Crain's Cleveland Business  |  August 30, 2016

The Micra Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), a new type of heart device, offers the most advanced pacing technology at one-tenth the size of a traditional pacemaker. The device is small enough to be delivered via a catheter and implanted directly into the heart.

Acadia to add West Virginia behavioral health facilities

By Associated Press  |  August 07, 2016

Officials at Highland Hospital, Charleston, W.Va., say the mental health center's board of directors has agreed to sell its Charleston facilities to Tennessee-based behavioral healthcare company Acadia Healthcare Co.


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