Seeing a growing shortage of inpatient psychiatric beds for people with severe mental illness, a growing number of for-profit companies are establishing psychiatric hospitals in areas of need.

Across the country, inpatient psychiatric hospitals have been closing for years and many acute-care hospitals have been closing their inpatient psychiatric units as well.  Now, for-profit operators see opportunity and are attempting to seize it in underserved areas – and especially in underserved rural areas.

Learn more about this trend of for-profit companies opening inpatient psychiatric hospitals from the KFF Health News article “For-Profit Companies Open Psychiatric Hospitals in Areas Clamoring for Care.”