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AP Construction & Acadia Healthcare Break Ground on New Behavioral Health Facility

Acadia Healthcare Company and Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) held a groundbreaking ceremony marking the beginning of construction on a new hospital in Mesa in early March.


With City of Mesa Mayor John Giles and several notable dignitaries present, attendees saw the site of the new hospital and architectural renderings of the facility.


Named Agave Ridge Behavioral Hospital, the new facility addresses the growing need in Arizona for more accessible, high-quality behavioral healthcare services. It will offer a full continuum of inpatient behavioral healthcare services for adult, older adult and pediatric patients, including comprehensive treatment for those who struggle with acute symptoms of behavioral health disorders such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


The facility is expected to have a significant impact on the community’s dire need for additional behavioral health services.


“We are not just putting a shovel into the ground and preparing for the brick-and-mortar phase of the project – we are symbolically celebrating another step in tackling a very serious health issue in our community,” said Jeff Hansen, Chief Executive Officer of AP Construction. “This location will be a step towards filling an immense gap in serving the behavioral health needs of individuals across greater Phoenix for years to come.”


The 100-bed acute care behavioral health hospital is slated to open in early 2024 and will be located on a 12-acre site at the corner of Ellsworth Road and Peterson Avenue in Mesa.



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