Lutheran Health Network news release:
Lutheran Health Network of Indiana, LLC Partners with Acadia Healthcare to Build Modern Behavioral Health Facility to Serve Fort Wayne and Northeastern Indiana Region
Inpatient Treatment Facility Slated to Open in Spring 2022
Fort Wayne, Indiana and Franklin, Tennessee. (March 25, 2021) – Lutheran Health Network of Indiana, LLC, an affiliate of the Lutheran Health Network, and Acadia Healthcare Company announced today that they are forming a joint venture to build a 120-bed inpatient behavioral health facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The facility will address the growing need for accessible, high-quality behavioral health services in Fort Wayne and the surrounding counties.
Slated to open in Spring 2022, the new hospital will be able to accommodate 120 beds to meet demand for inpatient services in the area and represents an approximately $45 million investment in the community. Comprehensive inpatient treatment will be provided for adults, seniors and adolescents who struggle with acute symptoms of mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The facility will offer the full continuum of inpatient and outpatient care.
“Lutheran Health Network has been a trusted healthcare provider to the people of Fort Wayne and surrounding communities and we welcome Acadia Healthcare to the region,” said Mark Medley, Regional President and CEO of Lutheran Health Network. “Like many communities across America, Fort Wayne and northeastern Indiana have seen an increase in mental health and substance use issues. This facility will provide critical services our communities need.”
Acadia Healthcare is the nation’s largest stand-alone behavioral healthcare company with a commitment to patient-and family-centered care, strong clinical outcomes, and a proven track record of collaborating with health systems across the country.
“Acadia is extremely pleased to be partnering with a premier integrated healthcare delivery system like Lutheran Health Network to provide these critically needed services in Fort Wayne and throughout northeastern Indiana. The new hospital will bring life-saving services to individuals and families throughout the region,” said Dr. Jeffrey Woods, Operations Group President for Acadia Healthcare. “We look forward to creating this modern, patient-centered facility offering hope and healing for those in-need. The increased bed availability will enable us to care for more patients who require this in-demand service.”
The new facility will become a strong member of the community, collaborating with all organizations, hospitals and first responders.
About Lutheran Health Network
The foundation of Lutheran Health Network is built on an experienced team of more than 6,600 employees working together with more than 800 physicians and advanced practice providers. The network’s more than 100 access points in northeastern Indiana include acute care hospitals, specialty hospitals, physician offices, urgent care clinics, and outpatient centers. For more information, visit lutheranhealth.net.
About Acadia Healthcare
Acadia is a leading provider of behavioral healthcare services across the United States. Acadia operates a network of 227 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 9,900 beds in 40 states and Puerto Rico. With more than 20,000 employees serving approximately 70,000 patients daily, Acadia is the largest stand-alone behavioral health company in the U.S. Acadia provides behavioral healthcare services to its patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, specialty treatment facilities, residential treatment centers and outpatient clinics.