Plans call for an inpatient facility with 66 beds that would open in the spring of 2013
SHREVEPORT, LA., November 15, 2012 – Seaside Healthcare LLC, a network of Louisiana facilities offering psychiatric treatment services and substance-abuse rehabilitation, today announced it has acquired a hospital building in Baton Rouge in which it plans to locate an inpatient psychiatric treatment facility.
The building at 4363 Convention St. in Baton Rouge previously housed Beck Behavioral Hospital, which closed in November, said Franklin Roemer II, the managing member of Seaside Healthcare and a company co-founder. Roemer said he has set a goal of re-opening the facility in the spring of 2013 with 66 beds.
“Many of Seaside Healthcare’s clients are from the Baton Rouge area,” Roemer said. “Having an inpatient facility here helps us serve them better, and having 66 beds allows us to broaden the services we can provide to them.”
The new facility will be the latest in a series of expansions for Seaside Health, which has has grown rapidly in response to the growing need for mental health services and rising expectations with the respect to the quality of care.
In 2010, the company opened Seaside Health System, a 24-bed hospital in Gonzales, La., as well as Seaside Behavioral Center in New Orleans, an inpatient psychiatric treatment with 24 beds. Last year it acquired New Beginnings Recovery Center, a substance-abuse treatment facility in Opelousas, La., specializing in the treatment of adolescents.
About Seaside Healthcare
Seaside Healthcare LLC operates a network of facilities in Louisiana offering psychiatric treatment services, substance-abuse rehabilitation, and treatment of dual diagnosis. Founded in 2009 to own, develop and operate healthcare facilities, the company has embarked on an aggressive growth strategy while remaining true to its mission. Seaside Healthcare seeks to improve the lives of its patients and their communities through outcome-based, cost-effective mental-health services delivered with dignity and respect.