Behavioral Health Expansion Project Tops Out in Texas

By HCO Staff

EL PASO, Texas—Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) and Acadia Healthcare Company Inc. have topped out the new addition to Rio Vista Behavioral Health Hospital in El Paso, marking the construction midpoint.

The 52,000-square-foot addition includes two new behavioral hospital units totaling 40 additional beds, outdoor recreation spaces, a new ground-up one-story outpatient center and 14,000 square feet of added parking. Located at 1390 Northwestern Drive, the project is expected to be completed in the spring of 2023.

“Reaching the halfway mark in the construction of any project is cause for celebration, but this milestone means we are one step closer to Rio Vista expanding its breadth of treatment services to the people of El Paso,” said Zack Rogers, AP’s project executive and vice president. “As rates of mental illness and addiction continue to rise across the country and in Texas cities like El Paso, this expansion will enable Rio Vista to assist more people.”

Rio Vista Behavioral Health is El Paso’s premier behavioral 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 patient’s individual needs on their path to recovery.

Rio Vista Behavioral Health Hospital leadership team was in attendance as AP secured the top beam of the facility to support the work the trade partners have accomplished. Hospital CEO Marie Alvarez also recognized the AP project team and associated trade partners.

“Our team here at Rio Vista Behavioral Health stands proud knowing that in just three short years, we have gained the trust of our community to provide much-needed behavioral services to El Paso and surrounding areas,” said Marie Alvarez, Group CEO at Acadia Healthcare. “This trust was built on our commitment to provide exceptional patient care with a strong focus on clinical integrity and patient safety. We are excited that this expansion will also provide additional inpatient beds and outpatient services to our specialty STAR programs that serve the unique needs of our Active-Duty Military, Veteran and First Responder populations.”