Psychiatric hospital Adventist Health Vallejo has agreed to divest the hospital and its behavioral health services to Acadia Healthcare in the US.

Operated as a service of Adventist Health St. Helena, the 61-bed psychiatric hospital offers inpatient and outpatient care.

It also provides short-term psychiatric care for children, adolescents and adults along with partial hospitalisation services for adults suffering from psychiatric problems or are depending on alcohol, drugs or prescription medications.

Acadia is solely dedicated to providing behavioral health and, owns and operates treatment facilities throughout the US and Puerto Rico.

The organisations’ plans to invest in Adventist Health and its capabilities will help meet the health care requirements of the area in the coming years as it explores opportunities for service growth.

Adventist Health Vallejo and St. Helena president and managing director Steven Herber said: “Behavioral health and well-being are central to Adventist Health’s mission, and we are committed to taking actions that meet the needs of our communities.

“Acadia has the national and local experience, clinical expertise and proven track record to be an ideal community partner.

“They share our vision of enhancing the hospital’s capabilities to provide high-quality behavioral health and substance use services.”

Recently, the organisation has expanded its behavioral health offerings through a partnership investment with Synchronous Health which used the human power connection with AI to provide behavioral healthcare to people.

Subject to regulatory approval, the acquisition of Adventist Health Vallejo is expected to be concluded by the mid of this year.