HDP is committed to excellence in Behavioral Health. To that end, our mission is to ensure new beds are made available for all mental health patients nationwide. Our goal is to provide 2,000 new beds throughout the United States by 2020.
The lack of available beds for mental health patients is a problem across the nation. A study by Treatment Advocacy Center showed that in 2005 the ratio of public psychiatric beds to the population was 17 to 100,000. In 1955, there were 340 beds per 100,00. Thus, 95 percent of the beds available in 1955 were no longer available in 2005.
One in four Americans experiences a mental illness or substance abuse disorder each year. Every month hundreds of mentally ill people travel miles away from their homes, families, and loved ones for an inpatient bed. Such travel often occurs after waiting days in a hospital with inadequate care for a bed to become available. Without access to proper care, acutely ill individuals become more ill, families and caregivers suffer, and ERs fill with severely ill patients waiting for a bed to open. Police and fire responders find themselves increasingly diverted to mental health calls. By 2014, 10 times more people with serious mental illness were in prisons and jails than in state mental hospitals, a circumstance widely attributed to the shortage of beds to provide timely treatment.
Currently HDP is working on three new Behavioral Health facilities nationwide. We’re adding 120 new beds to the Scottsdale, Arizona area, 110 in central California, and 45 in Virginia. These improvements will help cut down the time patients wait for the care they need.
Behavioral Health Operators
HDP is staying ahead of the curve when it comes to finding new locations for your next facility. We use multiple resources when looking for an acquisition. We want to provide you with well-researched options, so you can make a quick, educated decision. We also oversee architecture, engineering, and construction to provide you with an efficient process that includes faster delivery and a value-engineered and operationally efficient facility with less out-of-pocket cost to you.
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