New Behavioral Center Breaks Ground in Mason
Published November 2006
The ceremonial first spade of dirt was turned Oct. 27 for the Craig and Frances Lindner Center of HOPE (Helping Other People Excel).
A joint venture between the Lindner Foundation and the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati, the Lindner Center will offer comprehensive treatment services for adolescents, adults and older adults with psychiatric illnesses. It will be staffed by UC College of Medicine faculty.
Paul Keck, MD, vice chair of psychiatry and professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at UC, will serve as president and CEO of the center and will hold an endowed chair funded by the Lindner Foundation.
“The Lindner Center of HOPE will deliver the best possible mental health care regionally and nationally, as measured by successful outcomes and satisfied patients and families,” said Keck during the ceremony. “Care will be patient and family-centered, provided by teams of outstanding clinicians practicing evidence-based, integrated psychiatric and primary care.
“The center’s research activities will influence practice, provide innovative alternatives and contribute to the fund of scientific knowledge to advance the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses,” Keck added. “The center will also serve as a site to enhance the teaching and research missions of the College of Medicine.”
The 75,000-square-foot facility will be located on a secluded site off Western Row Road with 48 inpatient beds divided into three separate 16-bed units, two serving adults and one serving adolescents.
The center will be the first freestanding mental health center built in the United States since 2001.
The Lindner Center of HOPE is expected to open in spring 2008.