KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa., January 2, 2020 — Universal Health Services, Inc. (NYSE: UHS), one of the largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, offers its support of Governor Tom Wolf’s initiative announced today, ‘Reach Out PA: Your Mental Health Matters,’ aimed at expanding resources and the state’s comprehensive support of mental health and related healthcare priorities in Pennsylvania.
UHS remains committed, on both a local and national level, to raising awareness about mental health and substance use issues, replacing stigma with hope. We pledge to continue to work with Governor Wolf, state agencies, county mental health programs and the Legislature to enhance access to mental health services in the Commonwealth.
In the Commonwealth, UHS employs interdisciplinary treatment teams of clinicians and staff at ten Behavioral Health facilities that offer high quality, compassionate care in a 24/7 setting, serving individuals with special and sometimes complex, mental health needs. In Pennsylvania, UHS operates ten facilities with over 1,500 licensed beds. UHS employs 1,000 at its corporate headquarters in King of Prussia, and 3,000+ compassionate behavioral healthcare staff at its facilities located across the Commonwealth:
- Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital in Fort Washington
- Fairmount Behavioral Health System in Philadelphia
- Foundations Behavioral Health in Doylestown
- Friends Hospital in Philadelphia
- The Horsham Clinic in Ambler
- KeyStone Center in Chester
- Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital in Lancaster
- Clarion Psychiatric Center in Clarion
- The Meadows Psychiatric Center near State College
- Roxbury Hospital in Shippensburg
“People should not hesitate or feel ashamed when asking for help with behavioral health issues like depression, anxiety or substance use disorder,” said Matt Peterson, Executive Vice President, Universal Health Services and President, Behavioral Health Division. “As a provider of quality behavioral healthcare that delivers meaningful patient outcomes, we salute the Governor’s efforts in working to break the stigma of mental illness. UHS has had a strong partnership with the Commonwealth for many years. We look forward to being part of the solution to the important challenges the Governor has highlighted for all Pennsylvanians.”
About Universal Health Services
One of the nation’s largest and most respected providers of hospital and healthcare services, Universal Health Services, Inc. has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Growing steadily since our inception into an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, our annual revenues were $10.77 billion during 2018. In 2019, UHS was again recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #293 on the Fortune 500; and in 2017, listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.
Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago, enabling us to provide compassionate care to our patients and their loved ones. Our strategy includes building or acquiring high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, investing in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and becoming the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.
Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 87,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates 26 acute care hospitals, 327 behavioral health facilities, 40 outpatient facilities and ambulatory care access points, an insurance offering, a physician network and various related services located in 37 U.S. states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom.