We’re partnering with Oceans Healthcare to create a behavioral health hospital to help meet the mental health services needs in our community.
Plan • Design • Build • Complete
The 48-bed Behavioral Health Porter Village and will more than double Norman Regional Health System’s current inpatient capacity for behavioral health patients and add new services, including an intensive outpatient program and a dedicated geriatric behavioral health unit. The freestanding hospital is expected to open in 2023.
This project is a joint venture with Oceans Healthcare, a behavioral health provider focused on healing and long-term recovery.
Norman Regional Health System and Oceans Healthcare have entered into a joint venture partnership to expand access to behavioral health services in south central Oklahoma through the construction of a new, state-of-the-art behavioral health hospital.
The 48-bed hospital will be named Behavioral Health Porter Village and will more than double Norman Regional Health System’s current inpatient capacity for behavioral health patients and add new services, including an intensive outpatient program and a dedicated geriatric behavioral health unit. The freestanding hospital, which is expected to open in July 2024 on the Norman Regional Hospital campus, Porter location, will replace the existing 20-bed behavioral health unit inside the current hospital. The behavioral health center will be one of the first facilities constructed on the new Porter Health Village campus and will augment a broad range of health and wellness services planned for that location, including the addition of a senior wellness center.
Mental health is increasingly in the national spotlight as rates of depression, anxiety and substance abuse have risen following the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the 2021 State of Mental Health in America report, Oklahoma ranks 45th out of 50 states and the District of Columbia for the highest prevalence of mental illness in adults and lowest rates of access to care.
Behavioral Health Features:
Norman Regional selected Oceans Healthcare after a thorough review of potential partners at the state and national level. A nationally recognized provider of behavioral health services, Oceans Healthcare specializes in bringing mental health treatment options to underserved communities and consistently achieves industry-leading performance metrics on national quality and safety measures. The company currently operates 33 locations, including 23 inpatient hospital campuses.
Outpatient and Inpatient Behavioral Health Services
The behavioral health center would offer both outpatient and inpatient services so it would be available to a wider variety of behavioral health patients in our community.