Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) is the largest facility-based behavioral health provider in the country, with its subsidiaries operating 195 behavioral health facilities in 37 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
When UHS entered the behavioral health industry with the acquisition of four behavioral health facilities in 1983, we established a philosophy of caring for patients who need mental health services with kindness, dignity and respect, while we provide them with a supportive environment and treatment to help them heal.
That's a philosophy that we've continued to follow as we have grown consistently over the past 31 years. Now we are the nation's largest facilities-based provider of mental health services, with 195 facilities in 37 states, Washington, DC, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
We take our leadership position very seriously and act as advocate for mental health issues at the national, state and local levels, including suicide prevention. In 2013, we partnered with the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention to help advance the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.
In addition, we joined the Action Alliance’s Zero Suicide initiative as part of its advisory group, and we are implementing the Zero Suicide treatment philosophy in four behavioral health inpatient facilities. Our goal for the Zero Suicide initiative is to build a universally accepted, evidence-based approach to suicide prevention in healthcare and eventually expand this treatment philosophy to the entire behavioral health division.
Our programs and services touch more than 400,000 lives every year through a comprehensive range of behavioral health services for children, adolescents and adult. Among the services we offer are acute inpatient bahavioral healthcare, partial hospitalization, outpatient and residential treatment programs dedicated to addiction and chemical dependency, bipolar disorders, depression, geriatric needs, post-traumatic stress disorder and psychotic diagnoses. We also offer specialty programs for autism spectrum disorders.
Nearly one in five of the men and women deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan since 2004 live with severe depression or post-traumatic stress disorder, and they and have experienced more traumatic brain injuries than in any previous military campaign. Those who return with devastating injuries face living with both physical and psychological pain.
That's why we are very proud of our Patriot Support Program, a national network of behavioral treatment centers, support staff and medical professionals who are dedicated to treating active duty service members of the military, veterans and their families.
Our primary objective simple: We work to help our patients get better so they can live better lives. In fact, that goal is more than an objective. It's a guide for everything we do.
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