Northwest Medical Center – Springdale’s $4.5 million Behavioral Health Unit expansion added 28 adult behavioral health beds for acute care.
SPRINGDALE, Arkansas — Residents of Northwest Arkansas now have better access to high-quality mental health services with the opening of Northwest Health’s recently expanded Behavioral Health Unit in Springdale.
Northwest Medical Center – Springdale (NMC-S) completed a $4.5 million expansion of the Behavioral Health Unit adding 28 adult health care beds for acute care, totaling 77 beds in the unit. NMC-S is the only acute care hospital that offers adult behavioral health inpatient services in the Northwest Arkansas region.
“With the expansion of the Behavioral Health Unit, we aim to provide individuals and families in the region with greater access to behavioral health services in a compassionate environment close to home,” said Jose Echavarria, CEO by interim, NMC-S.
The NMC-S unit provides patients with a combination of medical assessment, psychiatric assessment and group therapy as well as education and support for the patients themselves and the families caring for them.
Adult treatment can address a wide range of acute psychiatric illnesses, including bipolar disorder, severe anxiety, and psychosis.
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