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.
Granite Hills Hospital Construction Progresses Amid Pandemic
September 17, 2020 — UHS continues construction on its new $33 million, 120-bed Granite Hills Hospital, located at 1706 S. 68th Street as local and national demands increase for mental health services.
Statement from Universal Health Services
UPDATED Monday, October 12, 2020, 12:30 pm ET — Universal Health Services (UHS) confirms that the UHS IT Network has been restored at Corporate and across all Acute Care hospitals, enabling connections to all major systems and applications, including the Electronic Medical Record (EMR), laboratory and pharmacy.
Canyon Creek Behavioral Health to Open in Temple, Texas in the Fall of 2020
September 23, 2020 — Brand new facility will begin offering services in Fall 2020, providing high-quality and advanced behavioral health services to address the growing unmet need in the region and across the state.
Advancing Behavioral Health Outcomes Using Innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI)
September 21, 2020 — Eleos Health and UHS launch pilot to measure effectiveness of new clinical decision-support software on patient experience and treatment outcomes.
COVID-19: Fighting It With Strength and Resolve
The coronavirus hit hard and fast for 59-year-old Jimmy Blaser. But he battled his way back with support from his team at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center.
Universal Health Services Announces Name for New West Allis Behavioral Health Hospital
Universal Health Services announces the name of the new behavioral health hospital located at 1706 S. 68th Street currently under construction. The name of the facility will be Granite Hills Hospital and is expected to open in Summer 2021.