Ninety-bed behavioral health hospital to be constructed in Georgetown
GEORGETOWN —— A 90-bed, 2-story, 93,000-square-foot inpatient hospital will be constructed on the College Park Retail & Office campus in Georgetown, according to real estate development firm, the ONIX Group of Kennett Square, Pa. The hospital, specializing in behavioral health, will be owned and operated by Sun Behavioral Health—a Red Bank NJ based healthcare organization with several other hospitals across the country including inpatient hospitals in Columbus OH, Houston TX and Edgewood KY.
The newly constructed $25 million center will be built on approximately six acres of land at the College Park campus in Georgetown, directly across from the DelTech Community College on Route 404. It is estimated that the project will take approximately 18 months to construct and will open for patient admissions in May 2018. The healthcare facility will be located strategically at the crossroads of Routes 404 and 113, making it easily accessible from Eastern and Western Sussex County, Kent County and neighboring Maryland counties, officials said.
The facility will feature several inpatient units, recreational areas, an outdoor courtyard and various treatment and support areas. It is anticipated that 150+ healthcare and support services jobs will be created and that the center will care for thousands of patients in its opening months.
The project is the first of its kind in over 40 years in the State of Delaware and tremendous community support in lower and central Delaware was realized during the approval process, as community and healthcare leaders cited a lack of services in the immediate area and the need to transport patients in some cases more than 2 hours out of the state for care, according to officials.