JV Plans Psychiatric Hospital in Kenton County

St. Elizabeth Healthcare, SUN Behavioral Health and NorthKey Community Care are joining forces to develop a new mental-health hospital in Northern Kentucky. The project will help bring high quality services to those members of the community suffering from mental illnesses and chemical dependency, as well as hundreds of new jobs.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare, SUN Behavioral Health and NorthKey Community Care are joining forces to develop a 197-bed psychiatric hospital in northern Kentucky. The facility will bring services to patients suffering from mental illnesses and chemical dependency, as well as hundreds of new jobs.

Although the site of the 130,000-square-foot facility has not yet been selected, the developers said that their preferred location will be in Kenton County. Details of the project’s cost, name and groundbreaking date have not been revealed, but Steve Page, SUN’s president & CEO, told the Cincinnati Enquirer that his company’s projects typically cost about $40 million.

St. Elizabeth and SUN will jointly own the new hospital. It will feature an emergency department, which will provide assessment and treatment to patients and families in crisis, as well as specialized inpatient wings, where patients will have access to personalized programs.

In a statement, the joint venture said that the project will bring about 400 jobs to the region, 270 of them new.