Centerstone Unveils Expansion of Hospital

Additional psychiatric unit beds will meet critical regional demand for people in crisis and in need of treatment and support for mental illness and related disorders

BRADENTON, Fla.--()--Today, Centerstone and community leaders will celebrate a 2,900 square-foot expansion to The Centerstone Hospital. The hospital, which provides in-patient psychiatric and mental health services for adults, has been operating at capacity, and this new addition to its psychiatric unit will allow Centerstone to serve more people in crisis and diagnose and treat more individuals with mental illness and co-occurring disorders.

“This critical expansion of our hospital’s psychiatric unit will help Centerstone better serve the needs of our community”

“This critical expansion of our hospital’s psychiatric unit will help Centerstone better serve the needs of our community,” said Mary Ruiz, CEO of Centerstone’s Florida operations. “We have not only created more beds and space for those seeking treatment, we’ve designed, in collaboration with our design and construction partners, a warm, patient-centered environment of hope and healing. We look forward to working with our community to continue to enhance our services and facilities to meet evolving regional needs and make sure those most in need can access the resources Centerstone provides.”

Centerstone is a regional leader the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral health disorders. It has a clinical staff that specialize in complex, co-occurring conditions such as psychiatric disorders and addiction. Centerstone is skilled in assessments, crisis intervention and referrals to ensure individuals receive effective levels of care. In addition to in-patient services, the provider offers group therapy, individual and family therapy, as well as medication management to facilitate an individual’s return to the home.

It also offers Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), a method of using medication in combination with therapy to address addiction. Dr. Denis Rhyne, a psychiatrist and addiction specialist who specializes in MAT, recently joined Centerstone’s clinical team and will guide the organization’s efforts to treat co-occurring disorders.

“Data shows that Florida is ranked seventh in the nation in prevalence of mental health and addiction disorders,” said Melissa Larkin-Skinner, LMHC, Chief Clinical Officer of Centerstone. “At a time when mental health providers are stretched very thin and struggle to meet their communities’ needs, Centerstone is pleased to be able to expand our staff and resources to treat mental health and addiction disorders to meet the needs of our community.”

The expansion of The Centerstone Hospital includes four new bedrooms and a dayroom and café for patients, all designed to foster a sense of comfort and peace so individuals are comfortable in their surroundings. All insurance, Medicare, Medicare Advantage, TRICARE, and commercial insurance is accepted for healthcare services. Centerstone is planning additional ways to expand access to vital mental health, including growing its psychiatric residency program to nine residents by next summer.

Call 941-782-4150 for information and appointments and 941-782-4617 for inpatient care.


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Ann Waller Curtis, 615-610-0317

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Centerstone has expanded its Florida hospital, which will allow the non-profit behavioral health provider to serve more people in crisis and treat more individuals with mental illness and addiction.