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Behavioral hospital at woodbridge

Behavioral Hospital at Woodbridge

PWC 100 Event

February 20, 2014

COPN Request No. VA-8058

  • Behavioral Hospital at Woodbridge

  • “Behavioral Hospital at Woodbridge is the only proposed inpatient project that is designed and able to meet the behavioral health care needs of the residents of

  • Prince William County.”

Proposed hospital
Proposed Hospital

  • 75-bed psychiatric hospital to be located in Woodbridge at 3321 Noble Pond Way

  • To provide inpatient psychiatric and substance abuse treatment to patients of all ages

  • Specialized services

  • Partial hospitalization/Intensive outpatient

  • II. US HealthVest

  • “The leadership team at US HealthVest has experience developing and operating psychiatric hospitals that meet the specific needs of the community.”

Proven management team
Proven Management Team

  • Richard Kresch, M.D. – President and Chief Executive Officer

  • Neal Cury – Chief Operating Officer

  • Martina Sze – Senior Vice President

  • Stacie York – Vice President

  • Randy Kaniecki- Senior Vice President

  • Stephen Brady – Controller

  • III. The Needs in Prince William County

  • “The shortage of beds, inequitable distribution of existing beds, and lack of specialized care in the planning district ignores the behavioral healthcare needs of the residents of Prince William County.”


  • One way non-peak drive times from Woodbridge to existing facilities range from 30-65 minutes.

  • Public transportation times range from 1:20 minutes to 7:49

  • Transportation barriers place needless burdens on families in crisis

Greater prince william area community health assessment
Greater Prince William Area Community Health Assessment

  • Respondents selected Mental Health and Substance Abuse as significant public health issues for the Greater Prince William County.

  • Lowest ratio of providers per population in Northern Virginia 5,806:1 other counties are 2,695:1 or less.

  • Prince William County Community Services has documented a dramatic increase in the number of teen crisis calls received, from 196 in FY 2006 to 1,757 in FY 2010

Prince william community service board
Prince William Community Service Board

  • For the past 5 years, Prince William County CSB has placed the highest number of patients outside of PD8

  • 25% of patients are sent out of the area.

  • No fewer than 6 psychiatric facilities are contacted by the CSB before placing outside of PD8

Sentara nv medical center
Sentara NV Medical Center

  • Sentara is the closest acute care hospital to BH Woodbridge

  • Their Emergency Department is transferring over 500 psychiatric patients annually to other facilities

  • 23% are sent outside of Northern Virginia.

Veterans in greater prince william county area
Veterans in Greater Prince William County Area

42,889 Veterans reside in the Greater Prince William Area

Source: Coalition for Human Services, Greater Prince William Community Needs Assessment 2013

  • IV. Community Support

  • “The community has reported a significant unmet need for additional inpatient psychiatric beds in Prince William County.”

Representative community supporters reporting a need for additional beds
Representative Community Supporters reporting a need for additional beds.

  • Letters of Support

  • CSB Support

  • Petition

  • County Board of Supervisors

  • Witness Testimony

  • Virginia Sheriff’s Association

  • Bipartisan Legislators

  • Special mention to PWC CSB, NAMI, and The Trillium Center

  • V. Why US HealthVest? additional beds.

  • “The US HealthVest team is prepared to build a psychiatric hospital in Woodbridge now and is the only current proposal that can meet the behavioral health needs of the residents of Prince William County.”

The current system
The Current System additional beds.

  • Overall shortage of beds

  • No free-standing facility with full capacity capabilities

  • Most current programs only provide mixed, generalized care

    • Inability to treat hard-to-place patients (N NA CSBs request)

    • Lack of specialized care

The current system1
The Current System additional beds.

  • Inequitable distribution of beds

  • No local access to partial hospital or intensive outpatient care in Prince William County

  • VI. What can you do? additional beds.

  • “The commissioner is scheduled to render a decision on the project on March 26, 2014. There is still time to communicate the needs of Prince William County”.

How can you do
How can you do? additional beds.

  • Call Elected Officials

  • Sign Petition