Copper Springs opens new behavioral health hospital in Gilbert

Contributed Photo: The Copper Springs East behavioral health hospital has opened in Gilbert.

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GILBERT — Copper Springs, a leading provider of high-quality behavioral health services in the Phoenix area, announced that its new behavioral health hospital, Copper Springs East, will open on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. The new modern, state-of-the-art hospital is located 3755 South Rome St. in the Gilbert Medical Corridor, at the corner of Rome and Melrose Streets near Mercy Gilbert Medical Center.

Copper Springs East is a 60,000 square-foot 72-bed hospital, which includes inpatient and outpatient services for adults struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, addiction, and other mental health issues. It was built from the ground up with patient comfort in mind, featuring open, airy spaces with amenities such as snack stations, a workout room, spacious patient rooms, and outside courtyards.

“We are delighted that Copper Springs East is opening to expand these needed services to the community,” said Beckie Shauinger, CEO of Copper Springs East. “Our goal is to provide another convenient point of access so that we can provide high-quality, compassionate care for those who need us. Further, we look forward to coordinating and collaborating with other local health providers, health systems, and payers, to ensure our patients receive the best continuity of care possible.”

The opening of this new behavioral health facility comes at a critical time. The CDC recently reported that more than 40 percent of adults reported feeling some level of depression, while 10 percent have contemplated suicide, during the last few weeks of June 2020. Currently, Arizona ranks 8th in the nation for the number of deaths by suicide. Further, according to the latest America’s Health Rankings report, drug deaths have increased by 53 percent across the state over the last 10 years.

Contributed Photo: The behavioral health hospital also features a fitness center.

“From our experience at Copper Springs in Avondale, we know that the majority of people who attempt suicide show signs, and that depression and addiction are treatable conditions,” said Jessica Black, Market CEO, Copper Springs. “We also know the isolation and fear caused by this pandemic are especially difficult for those with underlying mental health or substance use conditions who could be more substantially influenced by the emotional responses brought on by this stressful environment. We’ve seen this result in relapses or the worsening of an already existing condition. I’m very pleased our new hospital in Gilbert will we be able to offer both hope and help to those who are struggling.”

Copper Springs East has hired more than 100 professionals, including nurses, physicians, behavioral health experts, and administration for the new facility, which is the organization’s first in the East Valley.

Contributed Photo: This view shows a patient room at the behavioral health hospital.

About Copper Springs

Copper Springs is part of Springstone, one of the nation’s leading providers of high-quality behavioral healthcare services. Its engaged and mission-driven team is dedicated to Changing People’s Lives® through a patient-centric approach to delivering superior outcomes. It operates inpatient and outpatient behavioral healthcare programs, which provide adults with the treatment of mental illness and addiction, offering a broad scope of services for a diverse patient population. Its two hospitals feature environments designed to nurture recovering adult patients. In addition to traditional therapies, Copper Springs takes a holistic approach to treatment, offering yoga, art, and recreational therapy and nutritional counseling. For more information, visit coppersprings.com.

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