Adolfson & Peterson Construction & Acadia Healthcare break ground on Rio Vista Behavioral Health Expansion Project In El Paso

Additional 52,000-SF of space will increase capacity, services for individuals struggling with mental illness and addiction

EL PASO, Texas – (December 8, 2021) – Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a top national construction management firm and general contractor, and Acadia Healthcare Company Inc., a leading provider of behavioral healthcare services across the U.S., have broken ground on a new addition to Rio Vista Behavioral Health Hospital in El Paso, Texas.

Located at 1390 Northwestern Drive, the project will provide Rio Vista Behavioral Health with a new two-story, 40-bed unit and outdoor recreation space encompassing 38,000-SF, and a new one-story outpatient center with additional parking and flatwork encompassing 14,000-SF.

“We’re pleased to break ground on a project that will help Rio Vista build on the significant impact it’s made on the community.” said Bob Lemke, vice president of operations with AP Gulf States. “Mental illness and addiction rates have risen with population increases in major cities across Texas, causing a dire need for more access points for care. AP has a long and reputable history of managing health care projects across Texas, and we’re humbled to partner with Acadia and Rio Vista to expand the breadth of psychiatric and addiction treatment services to the people of El Paso.”

Rio Vista Behavioral Health is El Paso’s premier mental health hospital, offering comprehensive care for men, women, and children struggling with mental health and substance abuse concerns. The state-of-the-art facility provides inpatient services tailored to each patients’ individual needs on their path to recovery.

Recently, the treatment facility launched remote services to continue serving patients throughout the pandemic and opened a 20-bed S.T.A.R. Military and Veteran’s Unit to provide customized treatment programs tailored to the needs of active-duty service members, veterans and first responders.

Stengel Hill Architects designed the new addition. Construction on the expansion project will begin in January 2022 and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2023.

About Acadia Healthcare

Acadia is a leading provider of behavioral healthcare services across the United States. As of June 30, 2021, Acadia operated a network of 229 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 10,100 beds in 40 states and Puerto Rico. With more than 20,000 employees serving approximately 70,000 patients daily, Acadia is the largest stand-alone behavioral health company in the U.S. Acadia provides behavioral healthcare services to its patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, specialty treatment facilities, residential treatment centers and outpatient clinics.

About Rio Vista Behavioral Health

Rio Vista Behavioral Health in El Paso, Texas, is a respected provider of superior clinical services for adolescents (ages 11-17) and adults of all genders who have developed mental health disorders and substance use disorders. Our facility is located in western Texas, not far from the New Mexico border. At both the inpatient and outpatient levels, we offer personalized programming and compassionate support to help patients achieve their treatment goals and experience improved quality of life. Each patient follows a customized treatment plan that is based on a thorough assessment of their needs, and every person receives a detailed discharge plan to guide their continued progress after they transition out of our care.

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