Bringing hope and healing to the Grand Rapids area in 2025

About us

Southridge Behavioral Hospital will incorporate modern, innovative and evidence-based care focused on individual needs, comfort and safety. The new facility, to be located near the Trinity Health Medical Center in Byron Center, will accommodate up to 96 adult and geriatric beds when it opens in 2025. The hospital will employ approximately 170 full-time and part-time employees including physicians, nurses, therapists, mental health technicians, administration, dietary and housekeeping personnel.

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Southridge Behavioral Hospital Announces Chief Executive Officer

Southridge Behavioral Hospital, a partnership of Trinity Health Michigan and Universal Health Services (UHS), is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Miles to Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director.

“With all required regulatory approvals secured for additional inpatient behavioral health beds, we are eager to start construction of the new hospital as expeditiously as possible. Trinity Health has a strong reputation as an anchor in West Michigan and we are thrilled to partner with them in bringing more accessible care to more patients – ultimately improving and saving lives.”

Matt Peterson, President, Behavioral Health Division, UHS

“We look forward to working with UHS to enable the availability of more inpatient behavioral health options in our region. It is a strategic imperative that we prioritize solutions for individuals in crisis presenting to local hospitals, including our Trinity Health emergency departments, as well as other referral sources. The new facility will be a receiving site enabling initiation of appropriate care, faster.”

Matt Biersack, MD, President, Trinity Health Grand Rapids

Caring for the whole patient

The design of the new hospital incorporates today’s modern, innovative, evidence-based care elements that focus on patient safety. Programming will be tailored to individual patient needs, with core psychiatric services and counseling supplemented by enrichment activities such as art therapy, music therapy, pet therapy and outdoor activity.

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Universal Health Services & Trinity Health Partnership

A partnership between Trinity Health and Universal Health Services, Southridge Behavioral Hospital will address the growing, currently unmet need for accessible, high-quality behavioral health services in Grand Rapids and surrounding communities.

A growing network in Western Michigan

The new Southridge Behavioral Hospital will seamlessly tie into a growing network of affiliated behavioral health services in the area, including UHS-operated Forest View Hospital and Trinity Health Michigan’s new partnership with Network180 to open a Behavioral Health Crisis Center for the rapid availability of assessment services on a walk-in basis. Further, the new Southridge Behavioral Hospital will provide additional provider and patient choice in the market, specifically at an easily accessible location south of Grand Rapids.

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Join our team

If you’re looking for an opportunity to build the career of your dreams and join a dedicated team of professionals, Southridge Behavioral Hospital is the place for you. Our open positions will be posted closer to the 2025 opening, so please check back.

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In case of a mental health crisis, CALL 988 or seek the nearest emergency room.

For physical health emergencies, CALL 911 or seek the nearest emergency room.

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