Behavioral & Mental Health Services  

Southern Hills Hospital’s mental health program currently focuses on senior psychiatric treatment for patients ages 50 and up with RISE (Respect, Inspire, Strengthen, Empower) Behavioral Health. Depression, anxiety, dementia, substance abuse issues and other behavioral health issues are treated through our psych program. We offer both inpatient and outpatient treatment, and provide 24/7 assessment by calling (702) 916-6590.

By providing psychiatric services in an acute care hospital, Southern Hills can take care of both mental health patients and provide surgical needs if they arise. Southern Hills Hospital’s Behavioral Health unit is certified by The Joint Commission in Alzheimer’s Disease.

Recognizing the community need for more mental health resources, Southern Hills Hospital recently announced its plans to build an 80-bed psych facility treating ages 13 and up, with a target opening in 2018.

Southern Hills Hospital’s Behavioral Health Department provides assessment for seniors with behavioral health concerns and those with co-occurring medical issues. The program meets a critical community need, and, with its specialized services, is expected to become a vital resource for Arizona, California, Southern Nevada and Utah.

Southern Hills Hospital Breaks Ground on 80-Bed Behavioral Health Center

Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, part of the Sunrise Health System located at 9300 W. Sunset Road in Las Vegas, broke ground today on the Behavioral Health Center at Southern Hills Hospital, a new 80-bed psychiatric center and the only one in the fast-growing southwest valley.

Adam Rudd, chief executive officer of Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, was joined by Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager, District F; Nevada State Senator Becky Harris, District 9; Nevada State Assemblyman Steve Yeager, District 9, and Assemblywoman Ellen Spiegel, District 20, in a brief ceremony that marked the beginning of construction of the project that is expected to take approximately 12 months to complete.

Spanning 43,350 square feet, the new Behavioral Health Center will treat patients as young as 13 years of age and features cutting-edge patient tracking and safety systems. This includes real time location systems, laser curtains in the adolescent unit between beds, alarms on top of the doors to detect weight and other anti-ligature/ligature prevention technology.  The center is being built at a cost of approximately $26 million.

“The Behavioral Health Center at Southern Hills Hospital addresses the critical need for new mental health resources in Southern Nevada,” said Adam Rudd, chief executive officer of Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center. “Presently, behavioral health patients are often treated in an emergency room and remain in the ER environment until a hospital bed is available. With this new unit dedicated to behavior health treatment, our patients will experience a more efficient and appropriate continuum of care addressing their specific needs throughout their hospital stay.”

“This new center will go a long way in meeting the critical need in our community of helping those with mental health issues,” said Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager. “Not only is this center a direct benefit to patients, it is a great resource for families and caretakers and the community at large.  We commend the leadership of Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center for their plan to develop a large and top-notch Behavioral Health Center right here in Southern Nevada.”

The new center represents an expansion of Southern Hills’ existing psychiatric services and adds 40 adult beds, 20 adolescent beds and 20 geriatric beds.  Four outdoor recreation areas, specifically for psychiatric patients, will offer enhanced opportunities to receive therapy in a pleasing and comforting outdoor environment. Additionally, the hospital’s Graduate Medical Education (GME) program will begin offering a psychiatry residency in 2018, timed with the opening of the new facility.

In 2012, Southern Hills created RISE (Respect, Inspire, Strengthen, Empower) Behavioral Health services for its 14-bed inpatient unit for seniors that was expanded in 2014 to include outpatient services and is certified for its Alzheimer’s disease program by The Joint Commission. When the new Behavioral Health Center opens, the RISE unit will transfer to the new center, with the geriatric psychiatric program retaining its name as RISE Behavioral Health.

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Southern Hills Hospital Offers Geriatric Psychiatric Services

Southern Hills Hospital is proud to provide psychiatric services to the community: RISE (Respect, Inspire, Strengthen, Empower) Behavioral Health, a 14-bed specialty unit serving ages 55 and over. We offer both inpatient and outpatient treatment, and provide 24/7 assessment by calling (702) 916-6590.

Southern Hills Hospital’s Behavioral Health Department provides assessment for seniors with behavioral health concerns and those with co-occurring medical issues. The program meets a critical community need, and, with its specialized services, is expected to become a vital resource for Arizona, California, Southern Nevada and Utah.

This unit treats behavioral health needs, including, but not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Dementia
  • Psychosis
  • Anxiety disorders