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New Scripps partnership to build 120-bed psychiatric hospital in Chula Vista
San Diego Union-Tribune

Scripps Health will partner with a Tennessee-based company to replace its 36-bed psychiatric unit in Hillcrest with a stand-alone, 120-bed behavioral health hospital in Chula Vista by 2023, the health system announced Tuesday.

Plans now underway would more than triple the number of inpatient beds available under an agreement with Acadia Healthcare Company Inc., a for-profit provider of inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment that operates 586 facilities containing about 18,000 beds in 40 states, the United Kingdom and Puerto Rico.