Bronson Behavioral Health Hospital opened in Battle Creek


Bronson Chief Operating Officer Joseph du Lac, Michigan Health and Hospital Association Government Relations and Public Policy Executive Vice President Laura Appel, Bronson President and CEO Bill Manns, Bronson Behavioral Health Hospital CEO Deb Rozewicz, Acadia Executive Vice President John Hollinsworth and Acadia Senior Vice President Isa Diaz cut the ribbon at Bronson Behavioral Health Hospital in Battle Creek on Thursday, June 15, 2023.

BATTLE CREEK A new hospital in Battle Creek will help meet the growing demand for behavioral health services in Southwest Michigan and address the current shortage of beds for behavioral health.

Officials officially introduced Bronson Behavioral Health Hospital Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and self-guided tours. The 96-bed inpatient behavioral health hospital at Glenn Cross Road and M-66 is a joint venture between Bronson Healthcare and Acadia Healthcare.

Bronson Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Bill Manns during opening ceremonies for Bronson Behavioral Health Hospital at Battle Creek on Thursday, June 15, 2023.

The $35 million facility will welcome its first patients on July 18.

“As many of you know, there is a shortage of inpatient behavioral health beds in the state of Michigan,” said Bill Manns, president and chief executive officer of Bronson Healthcare. “I’m thrilled that both Acadia and Bronson are coming together to be part of that solution. This is going to change everything for us.”

The exterior of Bronson Behavioral Health Hospital in Battle Creek on Thursday, June 15, 2023.

The hospital will serve adult patients and offer a range of inpatient health care services, including treatment for those struggling with acute symptoms of mental disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and PTSD.

“Our duty, our sacred trust is to care for the whole person’s mind, body and spirit, and I believe we have the basis for that to happen here,” said Dr. Jeffrey Woods, group president at Acadia Healthcare. “I know the good work done here will lay the foundation for generations to come in improving population health and community life.”

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