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Behavioral Centers of America selects Detroit for $20 million master campus expansion

October 23, 2012
by Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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StoneCrest Center

Mich. Gov. Snyder, Detroit Mayor Bing, the Detroit City Council and a host of government and mental healthcare leaders saluted Nashville-based mental healthcare leader Behavioral Centers of America (BCA) on Oct. 23 on its selection of Detroit for a $20 million dollar master campus investment turning a formerly bankrupt eastside hospital into a StoneCrest Center, helping fill the critical need for mental healthcare services in Metro Detroit and Michigan.

Completely rebuilt-to-new-standards units for adults and youth were presented Tuesday along with a totally renovated geriatrics unit.  Tuesday’s event included mental healthcare awareness proclamations and honors saluting BCA for its expansion and renovation of the only acute mental health hospital in Detroit.

"We are already about halfway through a $20 million, three-phase investment in Detroit turning a formerly bankrupt eastside hospital into a major regional mental health asset with new models of diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care through our commitment to the single specialty of psychiatric healthcare," BCA CEO Buddy Turner said.

"BCA purchased in Nov. 2008 the license of the bankrupt Circle of Life mental health facility that was in the former Saratoga Hospital," BCA StoneCrest CEO Steve Savage added. 

"We purchased the building and land in Jan. 2012 and have already completed major construction work.  Our strategic plan calls for substantial improvements and investments over the next three years that will total about $20 million invested in Detroit to create an urban oasis and redefine how mental healthcare is delivered,” said Savage.

"BCA and our Detroit StoneCrest Center are committed to providing mental healthcare services to residents of Detroit and Michigan in a caring, compassionate and professional manner while preserving dignity and respect, promoting healing from within," Savage said.  "Reintegrating our patients back into the community as soon as possible and offering them a chance at a better quality of life is our primary goal."

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