Texas Health Resources has bought a hospital in Corinth and will turn it into a behavioral health facility.
The Arlington-based nonprofit system announced the deal to acquire Corinth’s Atrium Medical Center on Monday, a 62,500 square foot facility that will be transformed into an inpatient and outpatient center for behavioral health. THR will spend $13 million in renovations of the 60-bed hospital to complete the conversion.
The system now operates 16 behavioral health facilities throughout North Texas. Its 17th will be in Mansfield, the Texas Health Residential Treatment Center, which will open in May of next year. All 60 beds at the Corinth hospital will be to treat behavioral health issues among adolescents, children, adults, and senior patients. The hospital will open in June of 2017.
In a statement, Texas Health said it decided to open the hospital in Corinth as a response to the amount of mental health screenings that are being performed in Denton County emergency rooms. According to a 2013 survey by the Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute for Texas, about one in every three mental health crisis screenings occurred in an emergency setting there, 90 percent of which were related to suicide.