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Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital Hosts Ceremony to Celebrate Expansion

Expansion enhances services and adds 48 new beds extending capacity to 144 beds across two locations

Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital today reinforced its strong commitment to the communities it serves by opening 48 new beds at a new satellite location. The hospital held a ribbon-cutting event at the additional location – located at 632 Morrison Springs Road in Chattanooga – to mark this momentous occasion and celebrate the joint venture partnership between Erlanger and Acadia Healthcare.

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Erlanger and Acadia Healthcare cut the ribbon to celebrate the new additional location and corresponding bed expansion of their joint venture hospital Erlanger Behavioral Health on December 5. (Photo: Business Wire)

Erlanger and Acadia Healthcare cut the ribbon to celebrate the new additional location and corresponding bed expansion of their joint venture hospital Erlanger Behavioral Health on December 5. (Photo: Business Wire)

Located in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Erlanger Behavioral Health is a state-of-the-art behavioral health hospital that serves residents in southeastern Tennessee and surrounding regions. The hospital provides compassionate care and hope for patients, aged 12 and older, with a wide array of behavioral health diagnoses.

This is the first major bed expansion since the hospital’s opening in 2018. These additional beds will be operational in December and increase access to acute behavioral healthcare for adults and older adults in need throughout the area.

“We are very pleased to expand our facility to help meet the growing behavioral health needs of our area residents,” said Robin Weagley, chief executive officer of Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital. “With the expansion of a new satellite location and an increase in our bed capacity to 144 beds, we will be able to extend healing more broadly throughout our communities. I want to thank the entire hospital staff and our partners for their commitment and hard work.”

“Since Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital opened in 2018, it has provided life-changing services to thousands of residents in our community,” said Jim Coleman, president and chief executive officer of Erlanger. “The hospital, in collaboration with Erlanger, has provided comprehensive services that treat the whole patient. This expansion is an exciting moment for our partnership, as together we continue to invest in the future of our communities.”

“We take great pride in the ongoing success and growth of this hospital,” said Chris Hunter, chief executive officer of Acadia Healthcare. “Every day we continue working to eliminate the stigma around mental illness, overcome fear and misunderstanding, and make sure all those coping with behavioral health issues know they are not alone. Unfortunately, too many people who grapple with behavioral health illnesses are still suffering in silence. This hospital through its two locations will continue to be a beacon to those in need and provide exceptional quality of care in safe and welcoming environments.”

About Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital

Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital is a 144-bed treatment center in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Our programming includes a full continuum of personalized services for adults and seniors. At Erlanger, we’re committed to meeting the unique needs of each person who is entrusted into our care.

About Erlanger

Erlanger is a non-profit health system based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and affiliated with the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. The seven-hospital system includes the region’s only Level I Trauma Center, children’s hospital, Level IV NICU, kidney transplant center, 24/7 stroke care, and many more essential services. The Children’s Hospital at Erlanger provides the highest level of trauma, critical and inpatient care. Erlanger is the sole provider of tertiary care services spanning a 50,000 square-mile region encompassing southeast Tennessee, northwest Georgia, north Alabama, and western North Carolina. The health system comprises seven hospitals and emergency departments, provides medical services for a fleet of six helicopters, and offers exceptional comprehensive care at all of life’s stages. With more than a century in operation, Erlanger continues its founding mission to compassionately care for people. Visit

About Acadia Healthcare

Acadia is a leading provider of behavioral healthcare services across the United States. As of September 30, 2023, Acadia operated a network of 253 behavioral healthcare facilities with approximately 11,100 beds in 39 states and Puerto Rico. With approximately 23,000 employees serving more than 75,000 patients daily, Acadia is the largest stand-alone behavioral healthcare company in the U.S. Acadia provides behavioral healthcare services to its patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, specialty treatment facilities, residential treatment centers and outpatient clinics.


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