Belmont Pines Seeks To Improve Offerings

LIBERTY – Belmont Pines Hospital completed a 19-bed expansion in October.

The behavioral health hospital opened in January 1991 with 38 in-patient beds and 29 in a residential treatment center, both for adolescents. The hospital, beginning  its 30th year, now has 53 beds in the inpatient wing and 68 in the residential wing, each treating teenagers and children.

Linda Finnigan, director of business development, says Belmont Pines is working to improve clinical offerings to children at risk of developing mental disorders, expand treatment to adolescents and children in the LGBTQ community and maintain partnerships with suicide prevention organizations.

Belmont Pines operates a partial-day treatment program for children and teens in addition to traditional outpatient and medication management.