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News Release: The Sanders Trust Develops $72 Million Behavioral Health Hospital


September 12, 2023

Grand Opening for 124,000-sq. ft. Facility in Massachusetts

Birmingham, Ala. – The Sanders Trust, one of the nation’s leading healthcare real estate investment and development companies, is pleased to announce the grand opening of Valley Spring Behavioral Health Hospital located in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The ribbon cutting took place on August 14, 2023.

The Sanders Trust was selected as the developer and building owner of the $72,000,000, 124,000-square-foot facility that features 150-beds, 30 of which are being operated by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health. The facility is spacious with an abundance of natural light. It includes ample spaces for psychotherapy, rooms for art and occupational therapy, a gymnasium for physical activity and recreation, and access to outdoor spaces for fresh air. The hospital was created carefully for a specialized environment that ensures safety, comfort, and privacy for patients.

The project is a joint venture between Lifepoint Health and Baystate Health and will allow for specialized care for behavioral health patients. The new facility in Holyoke will increase capacity for inpatient behavioral healthcare for adults, children, and adolescents in the area by 50 percent. Built with the unique needs of behavioral health patients in mind, the $72 million facility is designed so patients receive their care and treatment in an environment that supports their recovery.

“The Sanders Trust is proud to be chosen as the developer and building owner for this behavioral health hospital in Massachusetts,” states Rance Sanders, President and CEO of The Sanders Trust. “Among other fantastic service providers, we’re honored to be a part of constructing hope, healing, and providing a safe haven for those in the Holyoke area.”

The Valley Spring Behavioral Health Hospital is located at 45 Lower Westfield Road in Holyoke, Massachusetts. The Sanders Trust worked with full-service architectural & interior design firm, Stengel Hill Architecture, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. DPR Construction was the general contractor for the project, headquartered in Redwood City, California.

For more information about the Valley Spring Behavioral Health Hospital or The Sanders Trust’s role in this development, please contact Krista Conlin at krista@kcprojects.net.


The Sanders Trust develops and acquires medical office buildings, inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, specialty hospitals and other mission critical healthcare facilities nationwide. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, The Sanders Trust has been a recognized leader in the investment community for healthcare clients since its inception in 1989 and has developed or acquired medical properties in 30 states. For more information on The Sanders Trust, visit www.SandersTrust.com.


For more information, contact:
Krista Conlin, krista@kcprojects.net

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