SeniorHealth Incorporated receives CON for Montgomery psychiatric hospital

SeniorHealth Incorporated announced that the company has received a certificate of need to build River Region Hospital, a 60-bed hospital specializing in psychiatric services, serving the Montgomery, Alabama area and surrounding counties.

Construction is expected to begin in March on the new facility, which will be south of downtown Montgomery near the intersection of Narrow Lane and South Boulevard, adjacent to the campus of Baptist Medical Center South. The two-story facility (look estriol cream), specially designed to serve the needs of its patients, will encompass 40,000 square feet of building space, some estriol cream. River Region Hospital is expected to employ 80 staff.

The new hospital will have total of 60 beds, including 42 for adult patients and 18 beds for geriatric psychiatry patients. River Region Hospital will not serve individuals under age 18.

River Region Hospital will accept all insurance plans, and will provide care to all patients regardless of ability to pay.

Kevin D. Lee, chief executive officer of SeniorHealth, said the hospital can be open for patient care in February of 2008. "We look forward to serving the families of the Montgomery area. State data shows that this area is underserved, and we can meet the needs of these patients with quality healthcare services."

SeniorHealth Inc. operates freestanding rehabilitation hospitals and psychiatric hospitals, and manages psychiatric units within acute-care hospitals. Since 1990, the company has worked with more than 50 hospitals in developing and operating behavioral health programs and rehabilitation programs. SeniorHealth currently has hospital partners throughout the South and Texas, including urban and rural hospitals, large not-for-profits, investor-owned hospitals and sole community providers. The rapidly growing company has built and opened three new hospitals in the last two years, and has another five hospitals under construction. The corporate office of the privately held company is located in Nashville, Tennessee.