Psychiatric Care Expansion to Meet Need in Maury County

News Release:       May 21, 2024

Unity Psychiatric Care Columbia, a leading provider of mental health services for seniors in Columbia and Maury County, today announced the opening of a new wing, adding 8 beds to increase its capacity from 16 to 24 beds. This expansion comes alongside the introduction of outpatient mental health treatment and therapy services, extending care to adults aged 18 and older.

The hospital hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning to unveil the new wing attended by community leaders, including Columbia Mayor, Chaz Molder. At the ceremony Lisa Hogan, MSN, PMHNP-BC and Assistant Vice President of Operations for Unity Psychiatric Care, remarked, “This expansion represents a significant step forward in our mission to provide accessible, high-quality mental health care to people in Columbia and all across Middle Tennessee. By increasing our capacity and introducing outpatient services, we want to bridge gaps in mental health care and ensure that individuals receive the support and care they need.”

Unity Psychiatric Care Columbia specializes in short-term care for adults aged 55 and older experiencing mental health crises or behavioral disturbances, including those related to dementia. With the addition of 8 beds, Unity Columbia reaffirms its commitment to meeting the mental health needs of the community. The hospital is also expanding its service offering to provide outpatient mental health care and therapy to adults 18 and older with both in-person and telehealth care options.

“We are thrilled to unveil our new wing and expand our services to better serve our community,” said Morgan Reddix, Administrator, Unity Psychiatric Care Columbia. ”Mental health care is essential to overall health and well-being, and we are dedicated to breaking down barriers to access.”

The expansion of Unity Psychiatric Care Columbia addresses critical gaps in mental health resources, particularly in rural areas. Rural communities often face shortages of mental health professionals, leading to unmet needs and increased stigma surrounding mental health care.

“As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, I’ve seen firsthand the impact of limited mental health resources on rural communities,” said Hogan. “With our expanded capacity and outpatient services, we are better equipped to meet the growing demand for mental health care and support individuals and families in their journey toward healing.”

About Unity Psychiatric Care Columbia

Unity Psychiatric Care Columbia is a psychiatric hospital specializing in short-term care for seniors and outpatient mental care for adults eighteen and older. With a focus on compassionate, individualized treatment, Unity Columbia provides comprehensive mental health services to support individuals and families in their journey toward wellness. Unity Columbia is one of five psychiatric hospitals operated by Franklin, Tennessee-based American Health Partners. For more information, visit or call 931-388-6573.