Ribbon cut on Tower Behavioral Health

Acadia Healthcare CEO Debbie Osteen, left, and Tower Health President and CEO Clint Matthews cut the ribbon to open Tower Behavioral Health in Bern Township.

BERN TWP., Pa. - Tower Health continues to grow beyond its flagship hospital's campus in West Reading.

The Berks County-based health network and Acadia Healthcare on Tuesday opened Tower Behavioral Health, a joint venture in Bern Township.

The two healthcare providers said their new facility will serve people with mental health concerns, including anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), self-harm, and suicidal ideation. It will also accept patients who have a primary mental health diagnosis and a co-occurring substance use disorder.

"Patients and families who turn to us in times of need can expect to receive superior services provided by a team of experienced and compassionate professionals," said Stephanie Lee, Tower Behavioral Health's CEO.

Tower Behavioral Health is starting off by providing acute inpatient care in a general psychiatric unit for adults age 18 and older. Age-appropriate units for children and adolescents will be added next year.

When fully up and running, the hospital will feature 144 beds for inpatient psychiatric care for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors, officials said. Outpatient counseling will also be offered.

"Working together, we will be able to integrate physical and mental healthcare to improve the overall health of patients," said Debbie Osteen, Acadia Healthcare's CEO.

Tower Behavioral Health is situated on an 82-acre campus at 201 Wellness Way, across from the Reading Regional Airport on Route 183.

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