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Aurora Behavioral Health System Voted #1 in 2018 & 2019

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Ranking Arizona

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Ranking Arizona votes Aurora Behavioral Health System #1 Rehabilitation Hospital in Arizona for 2018 & 2019.

TEMPE/GLENDALE, Ariz. – June 7th, 2019 – Ranking Arizona announced Aurora Behavioral Health System has been voted the top Behavioral Rehabilitation Facility in Arizona for two consecutive years.  With this esteemed recognition, Aurora is dedicated to supporting the community with the growing behavioral health needs for both adults and adolescents.  

Mental wellness, specifically suicide prevention, and ending the opioid crisis, are part of a national conversation.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately one fourth of adults in the United States have a mental illness, and nearly half will develop at least one mental illness during their lifetime (2011).  The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention reports nearly 45,000 Americans die by suicide each year.  Arizona loses approximately two lives each day in due to opioid-related causes (Arizona Department of Health Services). Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for ages 15-34 in Arizona (American Foundation of Suicide Prevention).

While these statistics are staggering, many people needing treatment services never receive them.  A primary reason people do not seek help is fear of judgment.  This stigma associated with mental health and substance use disorders must be eradicated, or we will continue to lose more lives.  Aurora is committed to changing the perspective on behavioral health through community engagement, advocacy, intervention, and prevention efforts.  "We have been saving lives and restoring hope to those that need it the most.  We are humbled to be given this prestigious title and will work diligently to be a champion of hope in our community." – Bruce Waldo, CEO. 

As a leader in behavioral health treatment for more than 10 years, Aurora has transformed the traditional psychiatric hospital experience into one that offers a holistic approach to treatment.  Our expert staff believes in healing the entire person – physically, psychologically and spiritually, while personalizing care to achieve the best outcomes.   Aurora offers a Chaplain Services program, along with animal-assisted (equine) therapy, art, music, and yoga therapies to all patients.  

Since opening their doors in 2006, Aurora Arizona has provided treatment and recovery services to more than 75,000 individuals, including ongoing support services through their two Outpatient Centers.  Aurora provides adolescent, adult and older adult mental health, co-occurring, detox and substance use treatment services.  If you, or anyone you know is in need of treatment, please reach out to our 24/7 Patient Services Department at 480-345-5420.

Aurora Behavioral Health System is Arizona's largest free-standing psychiatric hospital system with 238 inpatient beds within two facilities serving the entire state of Arizona. Aurora West (Glendale, AZ) has 100 beds; Aurora East (Tempe, AZ) has 138 beds. Aurora's Outpatient Centers offer a full continuum of care to include day programming, group counseling and Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT). Aurora's programs are in-network with most private insurance plans, Medicaid, and Medicare making treatment affordable.

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