Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital has posted a new aerial video showing construction of the facility over time.
The public is invited to a free open house on Saturday, June 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The 77,000-square-foot hospital will start accepting patients into its general adult unit on July 9, with five other specialized units — adolescent, women's trauma, medical and psychiatric, adult intensive, and adult mental health and substance abuse — to open later.
Herschel Walker, who won football's Heisman Trophy in 1982, had a career in the NFL and then became a mental health advocate, will speak at 11 a.m.
There will also be tours of the $30 million, 126-bed facility at 333 Harrisburg Avenue in Lancaster City, which will offer inpatient and outpatient services for adolescents and adults.
The new hospital is a partnership between Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health and Universal Health Services. It is located near Clipper Magazine Stadium at 333 Harrisburg Avenue, with entrance to the parking lot across from the Charlotte Street intersection.
UHS spokeswoman Jane Crawford said in an email that the company has partnered with Walker for a few years.
"Herschel shares his personal story of his experience with mental health issues, and is brave in sharing that when he needed help, he sought it," she wrote. "Herschel encourages and inspires others with his story and he works hard to help break the stigma of mental health disorders."
Less than a week to go! All are invited to our Open House this Saturday, June 30. Come tour our new facility, learn about our services, and hear from our CEO, Jayne Van Bramer, as well as mental health advocate and Heisman Trophy winner, @HerschelWalker!https://t.co/zcKuw3rdBD pic.twitter.com/KpFdrQ59EA— Lancaster Behavioral Health Hospital (@LancasterBHH) June 26, 2018