Expansion Breaks Ground at Texas Behavioral Health Hospital

By HCO Staff

EL PASO, Texas—Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) and Acadia Healthcare Company Inc. have broken ground on a new addition to Rio Vista Behavioral Health Hospital in El Paso.

Located at 1390 Northwestern Drive, the project will provide Rio Vista Behavioral Health with a new two-story, 40-bed unit and outdoor recreation space encompassing 38,000 square feet, and a new one-story outpatient center with additional parking and flatwork encompassing 14,000 square feet.

“We’re pleased to break ground on a project that will help Rio Vista build on the significant impact it’s made on the community.” said Bob Lemke, vice president of operations with AP Gulf States. “Mental illness and addiction rates have risen with population increases in major cities across Texas, causing a dire need for more access points for care. AP has a long and reputable history of managing health care projects across Texas, and we’re humbled to partner with Acadia and Rio Vista to expand the breadth of psychiatric and addiction treatment services to the people of El Paso.”

Rio Vista Behavioral Health is El Paso’s premier mental health hospital, offering comprehensive care for men, women, and children struggling with mental health and substance abuse concerns. The state-of-the-art facility provides inpatient services tailored to each patients’ individual needs on their path to recovery.

Recently, the treatment facility launched remote services to continue serving patients throughout the pandemic and opened a 20-bed S.T.A.R. Military and Veteran’s Unit to provide customized treatment programs tailored to the needs of active-duty service members, veterans and first responders.

Stengel Hill Architects designed the new addition. Construction on the expansion project will begin in January 2022 and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2023.