Maury Regional Medical Center and TriStar Health are filing a Certificate of Need (CON) application with the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (HSDA) for a freestanding inpatient behavioral health services facility to be located on North James Campbell Boulevard near the intersection of Old Williamsport Pike in Columbia.
“Maury Regional Health serves an area with more than 200,000 residents in southern Middle Tennessee. Our emergency departments, like hundreds of others across the nation, are experiencing greater numbers of patients who need specialized behavioral health services, which are limited in our region,” said Alan Watson, chief executive officer. “TriStar Health possesses 45 years’ experience in the behavioral health care arena in Tennessee, making them an ideal organization with whom to collaborate to provide these services to our patients.”
The proposed facility is estimated to be a $24.4 million investment for the Maury County community. If approved, the inpatient facility will add 60 behavioral health beds for adult and adolescent patients.
“Maury Regional and TriStar Health are committed to finding the right solution to meet the behavioral health needs of patients and providers in the area,” said Tim Scarvey, senior vice president of strategy and development for TriStar Health. “We are confident that working together to combine resources and expertise will help fill a tremendous need for local access to inpatient behavioral health services.”
The CON application is expected to be submitted by October 14, 2016 and the HSDA will review the CON application in the coming months.