Heartland Behavioral Health Services, 1500 West Ashland, Nevada, has reached the final days of the $2.7 million renovation that has been in the works since the beginning of this year.
With only 37 acute hospitalization beds last year, Heartland turned away 1,505 patients in only 17 months, a press release said. With the expansion -- Heartland will now offer 69 acute short-term hospitalization beds in addition to their 75 specialized residential extended-stay beds.
The completion of the project, which included remodeling of nursing stations and more, comes at a very exciting time for the hospital, the press release said, as they celebrated their 30-year anniversary in behavioral health on Oct. 4.
Constructed by the Christian Church in 1889 and serving as a boys' school until purchased in 1892 by the Franciscan nuns who opened St. Francis Academy school and orphanage, the original building burned in 1915 and was rebuilt after the sisters hand-washed 350,000 charred bricks, according to local historians.
The building was sold to Heartland Hospital after the school closed in 1982.
The facility also was recently named one of the nation's Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, putting Heartland in the top 18 percent of 3,400 eligible accredited hospitals reporting data.