National HealthCare Corporation Expands Range of Behavioral Health Services


MURFRESBORO, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leader in senior care, National HealthCare Corporation (NYSE American: NHC), is expanding its behavioral health services. In 2022, NHC will open two new behavioral health hospitals in Maryland Heights, Missouri and Knoxville, Tennessee. NHC currently offers behavioral health services at the Osage Beach Center for Cognitive Disorders in Osage Beach, Missouri.

The Maryland Heights Center for Behavioral Health, a 16-bed geriatric hospital, will provide psychiatric care to geriatric patients who require hospitalization due to mental disorders, including cognitive illnesses. The hospital will be adjacent to NHC HealthCare Maryland Heights, a 220-bed nursing and rehabilitation center.

The Knoxville Center for Behavioral Medicine, a 64-bed hospital, will provide a full continuum of care for adult and geriatric patients with psychiatric, emotional and addiction disorders. Partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs will be offered with individualized treatment plans based on clinical needs. The hospital is the result of a partnership between NHC, Tennova Healthcare and the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

“We are living in a mental health crisis in America,” said Shawna Nymeyer, PhD, vice president of behavioral health at the NHC. “Almost 50% of Americans will be diagnosed with a mental health problem in their lifetime. When a mental health crisis strikes, it is essential to have access to high quality, safe and compassionate care. We are proud to provide this much needed care to patients in Maryland Heights and Knoxville. »

“Expanding our behavioral health services is essential for the communities we serve,” said Steve Flatt, CEO of NHC. “We are committed to providing a full continuum of care and adding behavioral health services to these new markets to allow us to offer even more resources to our patients and communities.

Nymeyer brings with her 30 years of experience in previous administrative roles and has held a clinical position as a clinical psychologist. She was most recently executive director of psychiatry and behavioral health at Horizon-Health Lakewood Health System in Staples, Minnesota. Click here to learn more about Nymeyer.

For more information on the NHC Behavioral Health Services Line, click here.

About the National Healthcare Corporation

NHC affiliates operate for themselves and others 75 skilled nursing facilities with 9,473 beds. NHC affiliates also operate 24 assisted living communities, five independent living communities, one behavioral health hospital, 34 home care agencies and 28 palliative care agencies. Other NHC services include Alzheimer’s and memory care units, pharmacy services, a rehabilitation services company, and the provision of management and accounting services to third-party aftercare operators. treble. For more information visit


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