Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute officially opened their doors on Thursday with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by tours of the new facility. The 118-bed behavioral health hospital at 3101 S. Austin Avenue offers outpatient and inpatient services to provide care to people with a range of mental health conditions. They are currently serving adults, but have plans to expand services in the coming year. (Click on the photo to see a larger version.)
The hospital has outpatient group therapy rooms, patient rooms, visitation areas, a pharmacy, a fitness room, a cafeteria, and a gym. Physicians, psychiatrists, nurses, counselors, social workers, and other health professionals staff the facility to help patients return to healthy living practices. The hospital began admitting patients in July.
Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute is one of ten behavioral health acute care hospitals owned by Signature Healthcare Services.
Officials who helped to cut the ribbon at the new facility include (left to right) Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute officials Dylan Peeples, clinical liaison, CEO Patrick Moallemian, and Blair Stam, executive vice president for Signature Health, joined by Georgetown Mayor Dale Ross, Williamson County Precinct 3 Commissioner Valerie Covey, and Williamson County Judge Dan Gattis. (Click photo to see larger version.)
Dr. Michael Nacol, contracting physician for internal medicine, and Dr. Keith Caramelli, chief medical officer, also attended the opening. (Click photo to see larger version.)
Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute currently has a staff of 50, but plans to grow to 200 employees in the coming years.
For more information on Georgetown Behavioral Health Institute, visit www.georgetownbehavioral.com.