April 28, 2020 — WASHINGTON, D.C. — Recognizing the significant impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the country’s mental health and well-being, the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), which serves as the nation’s public and private partnership for suicide prevention, is launching the Mental Health & Suicide Prevention National Response to COVID-19 (National Response). This coordinated response effort — led by Joshua Gordon, MD, PhD, director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and former Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy, founder of The Kennedy Forum — brings together influential national organizations to address mental health and prevent suicide. According to a recent Gallup online survey, Americans say their mental health is suffering more than their physical or financial health due to COVID-19. These findings underscore the urgency to address the short-term and long-term mental health consequences of this pandemic.
Award-winning Behavioral Healthcare
August 2021 — UHS’ Mark Fleming, Ph.D. is awarded the 2021 Behavioral Health Innovation Award by the National Guard Behavioral Health Working Group
Three Ways to Provide Patients Better, More Satisfying Care
July 2021 — The typical behavioral health program lags behind the rest of healthcare with regard to standardized metrics that provide insight into patient progress and response to treatment. This session is intended to provide insight into quantifying the impact of the behavioral health unit on those patients served.
Dual Diagnosis Treatment during COVID-19: Strategies to Support Patients and Staff during Difficult Times
June 2021 — The past year has brought many challenges to the substance use and co-occurring treatment industry. Whether you have a private practice, run a network of facilities, or something in between, this session offers the shared experience of industry leaders. They will reveal strategies that worked to support patients and staff and improve services during the most difficult of times.
Beaumont Health, Universal Health Services Announce Name of New Hospital: Beaumont Behavioral Health
June 29, 2021 — Joint venture partners Beaumont Health and UHS announced the name of their new behavioral health hospital today: Beaumont Behavioral Health.
Universal Health Services, Inc. Ranks on Fortune 500 for 18th Year
June, 2021 — UHS is honored to announce it is again ranked on the annual Fortune 500 list — this year at #270.
Mercy Health and UHS Announce Plans to Build Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital
Havenwyck Hospital, an affiliate of UHS, was issued a state Certificate of Need (CON) Proposed Decision on March 29, 2021, tentatively approving development of a new inpatient behavioral health hospital with 60 adult inpatient beds.