Prairie St. John’s Acquires Island Park Property
The newly acquired building will be used to provide treatment options for patients with mental health and chemical dependency needs, improving access to high quality services for those in Fargo-Moorhead and the surrounding area. According to CEO Emmet Kenney, Jr., M.D., this is a significant investment in the community and a way to preserve the local neighborhood.
“This acquisition will allow us to provide more behavioral health services to the residents of our region,” said Kenney. “We are committed to continuing to provide the highest quality of care to those in need, and this new facility is one more valuable resource that will assist us in doing so.”
This building will centralize the child, adolescent and adult partial hospitalization programs. These programs provide active, intensive therapeutic services in a coordinated and structured environment designed as an alternative to inpatient hospitalization.
The building will also include a community meeting area, allowing other groups to meet at the facility and Prairie St. John’s to continue its support of the Prairie Education Series (PES). This program offers free professional training seminars to a network of behavioral health professionals in the area. Participants in the programs gain further knowledge about the mental health and chemical dependency topics and earn continuing education credits.
Prairie St. John’s officials have stated that preserving the established neighborhood is a priority, so no major renovations of the exterior of the building are planned.
About Prairie St. John’s
Founded in 1997, Prairie St. John’s is a fully licensed 91-bed facility offering services for children, adolescents and adults to address mental illness, chemical dependency/addictions and co-occurring disorders. Treatment programs include inpatient, partial hospitalization, residential and intensive outpatient programs, as well as clinic services. The facility offers a free, confidential needs assessment and referral service 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Prairie St. John’s is licensed by the State of North Dakota and is accredited by The Joint Commission. For more information, please visit www.prairiestjohnsmediapsi.com
About Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. (PSI)
Psychiatric Solutions, Inc. offers an extensive continuum of behavioral health programs to critically ill children, adolescents and adults and is the largest operator of owned or leased freestanding psychiatric inpatient facilities with more than 11,000 beds in 32 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. PSI also manages freestanding psychiatric inpatient facilities for government agencies and psychiatric inpatient units within medical/surgical hospitals owned by others. For more information, please visit www.mediapsi.com
Kristin J. Robinson
209 7th Ave. N.
Nashville, TN 37219
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