Warfel Construction Breaks Ground on New Behavioral Health Hospital in PA

By HCO Staff

DANVILLE, Pa.—Warfel Construction joined forces with Acadia Healthcare and Geisinger to commemorate the start of construction for the Acadia Geisinger Behavioral Health Hospital in Danville on May 8, 2024.

The 72,578-square-foot medical facility is set to introduce 96 new patient beds and will serve more than 1.2 million people across 45 counties in Pennsylvania. With a focus on delivering essential care for individuals grappling with behavioral health disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), this facility will offer a beacon of hope and a path to recovery for adult, adolescent, and pediatric patients.

This new hospital will also serve as a teaching hospital, training students and residents from Geisinger’s College of Health Sciences. The design firm for the project is Stengel Hill.

President of Warfel Construction, Conlan Swope, emphasized the company’s unwavering commitment to enhancing community well-being, stating, “We are deeply honored to contribute to this initiative and recognize the paramount importance of accessible behavioral health services within our communities.”

In addition to Warfel’s extensive behavioral health portfolio, this collaboration represents Warfel Construction’s second partnership with Acadia Healthcare and Geisinger in the development of behavioral health hospitals. Geisinger and Acadia opened a similar hospital in Moosic in August 2023.

“More than just a new building, this behavioral health hospital is a testament to our dedication to nurturing a better, healthier community,” said Rusty Hoffman, Project Executive.

Projected for completion in the Spring of 2025, Warfel Construction remains committed to positively impacting our communities by applying our specialized expertise in constructing these facilities.