(Grand Rapids, Michigan) – On March 1, 2015, Forest View Psychiatric Hospital announced that construction is underway on their new 26 bed inpatient psychiatric unit. The $5.5 Million project will add an additional 9 beds to their child and adolescent inpatient unit and an additional 17 beds to their adult inpatient unit. This project will allow Forest View Psychiatric Hospital to provide inpatient psychiatric services to a total of 108 individuals, 77 adults and 31 children and adolescents, and is expected to create 20 to 25 new jobs. Funding has already been secured and the hospital is receiving no tax credits. Pioneer Construction is the general contractor overseeing the project.
“We have continued to see a significant increase in the demand for the treatment of children, adolescents and adults suffering from mental illnesses including depression, anxiety, psychological trauma, eating disorders and substance abuse co-occurring with mental illness,” said Andy Hotaling, CEO of Forest View Psychiatric Hospital. He continued, “This expansion will further our ability to meet the psychiatric needs of our community.”
James VanHaren, MD, Medical Director of Forest View Psychiatric Hospital, stated, “This is an exciting time for us to be expanding in light of the growing community need. We remain committed to doing our part by providing quality mental health care with compassion and respect, which is our mission.”
Construction is expected to be completed in the summer of 2015 and a public dedication and open house will be held at that time.
Forest View Psychiatric Hospital is a private psychiatric facility serving children, adolescents and adults, located seven miles southeast of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. Licensed by the State of Michigan and fully accredited by The Joint Commission, Forest View Psychiatric Hospital is dedicated to excellence and innovation. Forest View Psychiatric Hospital brings more than 40 years of experience to the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of behavioral health problems. Forest View Psychiatric Hospital offers Assessment and Referral services, Acute Inpatient treatment, Partial Hospitalization treatment, and Outpatient Medication Management. In addition to general psychiatric care, Forest View Psychiatric Hospital also specializes in Psychological Trauma treatment, Eating Disorder treatment, and Co-Occurring Disorder treatment.