Bradenton, Fla. – Centerstone, a nonprofit health system specializing in the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders, hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 25 to celebrate the recent completion of a $3M expansion and renovation of the hospital.
More than 100 people attended the ceremony including a Sarasota County commissioner, representatives from community partners including National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), Manatee Chamber of Commerce, Florida Department of Health, Manatee County Government, as well as Centerstone board members and staff. Regional CEO, Melissa Larkin-Skinner spoke briefly about the six-decade history of the hospital, Centerstone’s impact to the community, and the patient safety features of the expansion, before cutting the ribbon in front of the crowd.
“We’ve had a strong commitment to our community since 1955. It has been a dream to design a space that brings together natural light, a comfortable environment, and cutting edge safety features, to provide the highest quality of care possible” added Larkin-Skinner.
The facility improvements are made possible by generous donations from the Bishop Parker Foundation and the William G. & Marie Selby Foundation.
“We are proud to partner with Centerstone to enhance the vital services they provide and look forward to helping ensure mental health care is accessible,” said Adell Erozer, executive director the Bishop Parker Foundation.
If you or someone you know is experiencing the challenges of addiction, Centerstone can help. Their 24/7 Emergency Access Center is located at 2020 26th Ave East in Bradenton. For outpatient services, you can contact them by calling 877-HOPE123 (877-467-3123).
Centerstone is a nonprofit health system providing mental health and substance use disorder treatments. Services are available nationally through the operation of outpatient clinics, residential programs, the use of telehealth, and an inpatient hospital. Centerstone also features specialized programs for the military community, therapeutic foster care, children’s services, and employee assistance programs. Centerstone’s Research Institute provides guidance through research and technology, leveraging the best practices for use in all our communities. Centerstone’s Foundation secures philanthropic resources to support the work and mission of delivering care that changes people’s lives. For more information, visit Centerstone.org.