By HCO Staff
FORT WORTH, Texas—Oasa Health has purchased 10 acres located at 8625 N. Riverside Drive in Fort Worth, to build a Center of Behavioral Health Excellence to support the community’s need for additional behavioral health beds.
Oasa Health plans to begin construction in the fall for a 96-bed, 79,700-square-foot behavioral health hospital. The behavioral health hospital will include four 24-bed units; two for adult services, one for geriatric services and one for adolescent services. It will provide a full continuum of inpatient and outpatient services for patients experiencing depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder and other behavioral health related concerns.
Located in proximity to both Medical City Alliance Hospital and Texas Health Alliance Hospital, this new facility will complement the existing programming offered by providing a specialty service to the surrounding communities.
“Our analysis highlighted a significant need for additional behavioral health beds to fully support the community,” said Blake Browder, CEO of Signet Health. “Creating a Center of Behavioral Health Excellence is in line with our mission to advocate for the most vulnerable which includes those struggling with behavioral health issues.”
In addition to the economic benefit of the construction, the new hospital also will provide more than 150 new jobs to the community which will include physicians, nurses, social workers, mental health technicians, administrative and facility support staff. These high wage positions will further impact and support the growing local economy, businesses, and infrastructure.
Construction is expected to be completed in early 2024. FFKR is heading the Architecture/Design; Healthcare Development Partners is handling the real estate development; and Signet Health will oversee Operations and Management.