NEWS RELEASE: Sana Behavioral Health Hospital – Bullhead City
Updated: Jul 11, 2018
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Sana Behavioral Health Hospital – Bullhead City
Opening Summer of 2019
831 Landon Dr.
Bullhead City, AZ 86429
July 8, 2018
A ground-breaking ceremony marking the construction of a new behavioral health hospital
located at 831 Landon Dr., Bullhead City, AZ. will be held July 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm.
Sana Behavioral Hospital – Bullhead City, will be approximately 15,000 square foot 24-bed in-patient Geri-Psych hospital dedicated to taking care of patients 55 years of age and older. Construction is anticipated to begin in the next few weeks. It will be licensed by the State of Arizona and certified by The Joint Commission.
Ron Stewart, a Representative of the owners, “Our concept is to provide care in a small
intimate setting where we can focus on the individual needs of each patient and their family.”
National statistics indicate that 25% of all seniors have some type of mental/behavioral
healthcare needs. For many years treatment of individuals with behavioral health issues was
not available or just not considered.
According to Kirk Olsen, a Partner in Sana Behavioral Health, “There has been and continues to be a stigma associated with behavioral health illness. Families and loved ones did not want to admit that there were issues. However, we have learned that behavioral health is no different than other medical problems and it should be addressed with the same vigor as other medical related issues.”
In addition to the stigma, insurance and managed care companies traditionally did not cover inpatient treatment or there were not a lot of inpatient resources available. This is changing as we gain better understanding. Insurance companies are required by law to cover mental and behavioral health issues just like medical problems, Olsen stated.
Sana Behavioral Health Hospital treats patients with both medical and behavioral needs,
according to Olsen. “Because we focus on older patients nearly every patient will have what is known in the industry as co-morbidities. This means that in addition to mental and behavioral problems, patients will have other issues such as high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes or a multitude of other health issues.
According to Mr. Stewart, Patients will be cared for by physicians Board Certified in Psychiatry and Internal Medicine/Family Practice.
Sana Behavioral Health Hospital – Bullhead City will create new jobs and be staffed 24-7 with RNs, LPNs and Mental Health Workers. The facility staff will work closely with Hospital
Emergency Rooms and discharge planners to identify the most appropriate level of care for
patients requiring inpatient behavioral care. In addition, Skilled Nursing Homes, Long Term
Care facilities, Assisted Living centers in the surrounding area will be able to find
comprehensive care for their patents.
For more about Sana Behavioral Health Hospital, please call 800.699.5735
or go to; sanabehavioralhealth.com