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Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital’s adolescent inpatient unit is now open. According to Michael Stevens, director of business development at Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital, the unit serving consumers age 14 to 17 is starting with eight of its eventual 24  open beds .

Jointly run by Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health and Universal Health Services, the 126-bed hospital opened in July 2018. Its general adult and intensive adult units are already open, and Stevens indicated plans to open a women’s trauma unit and a medical and psychiatric unit in 2020.

Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital is the only freestanding psychiatric hospital in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital strives to not only provide excellent behavioral health services, but also to be a leader in the promotion of wellness, support the education of behavioral health professionals, and improve the Lancaster community’s understanding of mental health. Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital treats each person who seeks treatment with dignity and respect — from the non-stigmatizing, person-centered language that is used to the trauma-informed, evidence-based therapy that is practiced. 

This was reported by Lancaster Online on August 21, 2019. 

Contact information: Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital, 333 Harrisburg Avenue, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17603; 717-740-4160; Website:

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