Mercy Health and Point of Life Behavioral Health announce an agreement to build a new inpatient behavioral health hospital

Youngstown, Ohio and Brentwood, Tennessee, January 18, 2023– (working wire) –Mercy Health – Youngstown And Behavioral health to the point of lifebusiness unit Life Point HealthToday, they announced that they have entered into a joint venture partnership to build and operate a new inpatient behavioral health hospital in the Mahoning Valley.

Mercy Health Behavioral Hospital will be a 75,000-square-foot, 72-bed hospital providing inpatient services to adults with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, substance use disorder, and other mental health conditions. Structurally designed to create a healing environment for patients, this new facility will feature open, airy spaces with amenities that include spacious patient rooms, communal areas, outdoor courtyards, and state-of-the-art clinical spaces to support the needs of patients and families. Lifepoint Behavioral Health will manage the day-to-day operations of the Inpatient Behavioral Health Hospital.

“We are excited to grow our partnership with Lifepoint Health through its Behavioral Health division as we once again expand access to high-quality acute specialized care for our patients throughout the Mahoning Valley,” said John Lolin, MD, Mercy Health’s Market President – Lorain. and Youngstown. “This hospital will expand Mercy Health’s ability to provide much-needed inpatient behavioral health care and help us further our mission of providing quality help to those in need.”

Mercy Health and Lifepoint Rehabilitation, another Lifepoint Health business unit, announce Separate joint venture in May 2022 to build Mercy Health Rehabilitation Hospital, a 60-bed stand-alone hospital for acute inpatient rehabilitation. This hospital will treat patients with stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, complex neurological disorders, orthopedic conditions, multiple traumas, amputations, and other injuries or disorders that have affected a patient’s functional or cognitive skills.

Both hospitals are located in Mahoning Valley. Construction of Mercy Health Rehabilitation Hospital is expected to begin in the spring of 2023 and is expected to open in the summer of 2024. Construction of Mercy Health Behavioral Hospital is expected to begin in the summer of 2023 and is expected to open in late 2024.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with Mercy Health, a leading health care system, as we look forward to this behavioral health facility in the Mahoning Valley,” said Ross Bailey, President, Lifepoint Behavioral Health and Rehabilitation. “We know that by opening and operating this behavioral health hospital with Mercy Health, we have a partner who is equally committed to our mission of making communities healthier as we ensure residents of the Youngstown area have better access to quality behavioral health care.”

Upon completion, Mercy Health Behavioral Hospital will be Lifepoint Behavioral Health’s sixth joint venture, a nationally independent behavioral health hospital and the first in the state of Ohio.

About Mercy Health – Youngstown

Mercy Health – Youngstown is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health One of the 20 largest health systems in the United States and the fifth largest Catholic health system in the country. The ministry’s compassionate, quality care is provided by more than 60,000 employees serving communities in Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, South Carolina and Virginia, as well as throughout Ireland. Mercy Health – Youngstown is an integrated health system in the Mahoning Valley, which includes the Youngstown/Warren metropolitan area – Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in Ohio. Mercy Health – Youngstown offers a full range of health care services – acute and trauma inpatient, outpatient and outpatient clinic, rehabilitation, behavioral care, emergency and urgent care, primary care, specialty medical care, home health, home medical equipment and hospice care, as well as institutional Mercy Health Mahoning Valley. Mercy Health – Youngstown’s mission is to extend the compassionate ministry of Jesus by improving the health and well-being of our communities and providing quality assistance to those in need, especially the poor, dying and underserved. Learn more through

On the behavioral health of life point

Lifepoint Behavioral Health partners with hospitals to expand access to quality behavioral health services in communities nationwide through contract management and joint venture partnerships. Lifepoint Behavioral specializes in compassionate care across the behavioral health care continuum, including acute inpatient treatment, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient programs. Lifepoint Behavioral offers programs designed to meet the unique needs of various patient groups, including adolescents, adults, and geriatrics. Lifepoint Behavioral has diversified its programs, allowing for more specific treatment models while including the whole person. Sub-modules may include Crisis/Triage, Pre/Postnatal, Forensic, Youth in Transitional Age, Psychiatric Intensive Care, and the Medically Disordered. Lifepoint’s behavioral therapy models provide evidence-based therapies with short- and long-term goals to improve and maintain mental health. Lifepoint Behavioral is a business unit of Brentwood, Tennessee Life Point Health.

About LifePoint Health

Lifepoint Health is a leading healthcare provider serving patients, clinicians, communities and partner organizations across the continuum of healthcare. Driven by a mission to make communities healthier®The Company has a growing and diversified healthcare delivery network of more than 50,000 dedicated employees, 62 community hospital campuses, more than 30 rehabilitation and behavioral health hospitals, and 170 additional sites of care, including managed acute rehabilitation units, outpatient and post-acute centers. care facilities. Through its innovation strategy, Lifepoint Forward, the company develops meaningful solutions to enhance quality, increase access to care, and improve value across Lifepoint’s footprint and communities across the country. For more information about the company, visit

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Kara Carter Franz
Mercy Health – Youngstown
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Eileen Bennett
Life Point Health
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