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Regions Hospital to expand inpatient mental health services

The hospital is adding 20 beds to its on-campus mental health building.

July 1, 2021

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Regions Hospital today announced plans to expand its inpatient mental health services by adding 20 beds to its current 100-bed, on-campus inpatient mental health building. Regions is the east metro’s largest provider of inpatient mental health services, serving 3,300 patients a year and operating at an average of 97 percent capacity. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year and help serve an additional 600-plus patients each year.

The expansion will allow mental health patients to receive treatment and recover more quickly in a supportive, healing environment while opening Regions Emergency Center beds for patients with various health care needs.

“Many who experience a mental health crisis need the lifesaving care of a hospital and a safe place where they can receive intensive treatment,” said Christine Stanson, MD, medical director of inpatient mental health for HealthPartners. “Expanding inpatient mental health services at Regions will help us provide care to the growing number of people experiencing crises.”

Together with HealthPartners, Regions is a leading provider of comprehensive mental health programs such as:

  • Specialized care for mental health at the Regions Emergency Center, serving about 9,000 patients experiencing mental health crises each year
  • Lee and Penny Anderson HeroCare Program for Veterans, a specialized care program for veterans, military members and their families that includes advocates who help patients access military benefits and resources
  • DayBridge, a partial-hospitalization program for adults who need intensive therapy but can safely continue living in their communities
  • Residential services such as Afton Place, Safe House and Hovander House

“Regions is a destination hospital for great care,” Regions President Megan Remark said. “Our community relies on us to be there when they need us, and to create an environment that fosters hope and healing. We are proud to continue to make investments to meet the needs of our community.”

To support the expansion, contact Regions Hospital Foundation at

About Regions Hospital

Regions Hospital is part of HealthPartners, the largest consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization in the nation with a mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community. Regions Hospital is a Level I Trauma Center serving adults and children in Minnesota and western Wisconsin for more than 140 years. As a private, nonprofit teaching hospital, Regions Hospital provides outstanding care in women’s health, cardiology, oncology, surgery, orthopedics, neuroscience, burn, emergency care, mental illness and more. For more information, visit

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