Behavioral Health Hospitals

Behavioral health provider Sequel set to go public

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.

UHS stock plunges following Buzzfeed investigation

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

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

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

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.


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