West Oaks Hospital ( Woh ) Is A For Profit Comprehensive Psychiatric Care Facility

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West Oaks Hospital (WOH) is considered a for profit comprehensive psychiatric care facility. According to the Medicare Newsgroup, “A for-profit, or investor-owned, hospital means the facility is either owned by private investors or is owned publicly by shareholders and is part of a company that issues shares of stock to raise revenue to expand the hospital (“Medicare FAQs”, 2011)”. West Oaks Hospital was built in 1981 and is considered the first freestanding psychiatric facility in Houston (About Us, 2015). The hospital occupies six acres of land and has three sister facilities- Cypress Creek- Kingwood Pines- Behavioral Hospital of Bellaire- and three outpatient clinics in Katy, Friendswood, and Houston. Information on the history of WOH is very limited since it has been bought out several times. Currently, WOH is owned by Universal Health Services, a hospital management company, whom bought out Psychiatric Solutions Inc. (PSI) in 2010. PSI, one of the nation’s largest operators of behavioral health facilities, acquired WOH in 2001 (WOH, 2015). West Oaks Hospital accepts walk ins and is opened twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. The facility offers children’s, adolescents, adult, and senior inpatient psychiatric treatment services for individuals suffering from depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anger aggression, anxiety, eating disorders, and substance abuse. Treatment services for chemical dependency including dual diagnosis and a Residential Treatment…

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