Behavioral Health | Geisinger | New release

Musick, Pennsylvania – Today, Geisinger Behavioral Health Center Northeast held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of construction and celebrate the joint venture between Geisinger and Acadia Healthcare.The 96-bed facility will provide care for adult, pediatric and adolescent patients with acute symptoms of behavioral health disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis and post-traumatic stress disorder. This group of acute behavioral health services provides a level of care that is unparalleled in Northeastern Pennsylvania, especially for children and adolescents. The hospital will receive patients at the beginning of August.

“The support from local legislators and the community during this project has been very encouraging,” said Kelly Ankenbrand, CEO of the Geisinger Center for Behavioral Health Northeast. Our hospital and programs will focus on the health and recovery of the whole patient and build on Geisinger’s legacy of providing excellent behavioral health care to the community. We have an excellent staff and an exceptional facility to serve everyone who needs our help.”

The new center, located at 60 Glenmaura Blvd. The hospital, Moosic, is the first of two hospitals to be built under a joint venture between Geisinger and Acadia. Another 96-bed hospital — the Geisinger Center for Behavioral Health Danville — is currently under development in Danville and is expected to open in 2025.

“This partnership and partnership will increase access and quality behavioral health care for patients throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania,” said Jaewon Ryu, MD, JD, President and CEO of Geisinger. “I want to thank the many people from Geisinger, Acadia, local government, and the community for their commitment and passion in making our vision a reality today. Pennsylvania will benefit for years to come from this combined effort.”

These two new centers will allow Geisinger to integrate inpatient behavioral health programs from Geisinger Medical Center, Geisinger Bloomsburg Hospital, and Geisinger Community Medical Center, providing additional capacity to expand the availability of medical care at those hospitals. Together, the new facilities are expected to create approximately 400 new jobs.

The new hospital will also serve as a teaching hospital, training students and residents from the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, many of whom will continue to practice in northeastern Pennsylvania and carry out Geisinger’s mission to improve health and well-being in the region.

“Opening this hospital, along with a second hospital in Danville in 2025, highlights this partnership’s commitment to addressing the need for behavioral health programs and substance abuse treatment where the need is greatest,” said Chris Hunter, CEO of Acadia Healthcare. “These two state-of-the-art, patient-centered facilities will provide hope and healing to those in need. The increased bed availability and purposefully designed, self-contained behavioral health hospitals will enable specialized care to be provided to more patients in these communities.”

About Acadia Healthcare
Acadia is a leading provider of behavioral healthcare services throughout the United States. As of March 31, 2023, Acadia operated a network of 250 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 11,100 beds in 39 states and Puerto Rico. With nearly 23,000 employees serving more than 75,000 patients daily, Acadia is the largest stand-alone behavioral healthcare company in the United States. Acadia provides behavioral healthcare services to its patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, specialized treatment facilities, and medical centers Residential and outpatient treatment.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a research institute, and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, which includes the colleges of medicine, nursing, and higher education. . With more than 25,000 employees and more than 1,700 working physicians, Geisinger boosts the economies of its hometown of Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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