Centerstone Breaks Ground on Model Outpatient Behavioral Health Facility

New Shelbyville Location Will Expand Capacity to Serve Children and Adults

Shelbyville, Tenn. — On Wednesday, September 6 at 10 a.m., Centerstone, Tennessee’s leading provider of behavioral health services, will celebrate the ground breaking of a new outpatient behavioral health clinic facility, specially designed to serve children and adults in Bedford County.

The new facility, located behind Farm Credit Services at 1908 Madison Street in Shelbyville, will have approximately 12,000 square feet of space and serve as a prototype model for future Centerstone facilities. It will replace Centerstone’s current location at 712 North Main Street.

“We are pleased to begin the development of this new facility in Bedford County, which has been planned and designed to serve as a prototype for future Centerstone developments across the region,” said David Guth, Centerstone CEO. “This new state-of-the-art facility reflects Centerstone’s commitment to provide compassionate, professional behavioral health services that strengthen individuals, their families and the community. We hope that the residents of Bedford County will continue to look to Centerstone as their provider of choice for their behavioral healthcare needs.”

The new facility, designed for Centerstone by Dennis-Barton Architecture LLC of Nashville, will feature bright, open waiting rooms with large glass windows, meeting space for group therapy sessions, outpatient offices for medical and behavioral health staff, and a separate entrance for emergency cases.

The building design also includes special technology features, such as private kiosks to allow clients online access to web-based healthcare information. Additionally, space has been designed for Centerstone’s telemedicine service, which allows televideo conferencing between Centerstone’s clients and professional treatment staff.

Centerstone’s new facility will continue to offer a full range of behavioral health services for children, youth, adults and seniors, including outpatient care, mobile crisis services and case management.

“The new facility will allow Centerstone to provide expanded services, including individual and group therapy and dual treatment programs for individuals who have both emotional and substance abuse disorders,” said Ken Stewart, regional director for Centerstone. “With more space, we will be able to add more professional staff and serve more people in better ways in the future.”

Centerstone currently provides services to approximately 800 individuals in Bedford County. Based on growth in recent years, the number of people served by Centerstone is expected to increase by at least 20 percent each year in upcoming years. Centerstone has seen an increase in clients who have dual treatment needs requiring treatment for both emotional and substance abuse disorders.

According to Stewart, the building site offers a convenient location for clients and flexibility to expand the facility in the future as needed.

Dennis-Barton Architecture will serve as project manager overseeing construction of the new $2.1 million facility, which is expected to be completed by summer 2007.