June 2, 2023 – Intermountain Health and Acadia Healthcare Company held a groundbreaking ceremony on May 31 for West Pines Behavioral Hospital, a new 144-bed inpatient behavioral health hospital serving the Denver area residents. The event occurred on the site of the new hospital in Westminster, Colorado, and celebrated the previously announced joint venture partnership between Intermountain Health and Acadia Healthcare.
The new freestanding behavioral health hospital will house 144 beds and expand comprehensive inpatient and intensive outpatient services to address the growing need for accessible, high-quality behavioral health services in the Denver metro area. The facility is expected to open in the Fall of 2024. JE Dunn Construction is the general contractor and Stengel Hill Architecture is the architect for the project.
The groundbreaking was honored by the presence of City of Westminster Mayor Nancy McNally, along with other dignitaries and leaders from Intermountain Health and Acadia Healthcare.
Attendees saw the site of the new hospital and an architectural rendering of the hospital, which has been purposefully designed to provide state-of-the-art treatment to patients who struggle with acute symptoms of mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), as well as substance abuse disorders.
Event speakers discussed its anticipated impact on the community’s need for additional acute and intensive outpatient behavioral health services, and reaffirmed West Pines’ long-standing commitment to providing high-quality, accessible behavioral healthcare in the community.