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Lifepoint Health Acquires Cornerstone Behavioral Health El Dorado

Addition of Arizona-based behavioral health provider advances company’s focus on expanding access to behavioral health services nationwide

Brentwood, Tenn. (January 23, 2023) – Lifepoint Health®, a diversified healthcare delivery network dedicated to its mission of making communities healthier®, today announced that it has acquired Cornerstone Behavioral Health El Dorado. This transaction further advances Lifepoint’s plans to grow its behavioral health capabilities and access points and expand its innovative behavioral health platform to meet the current and future needs of the people and communities it serves.

“We are so pleased to welcome Cornerstone Behavioral Health El Dorado to Lifepoint,” said Russ Bailey, president of Lifepoint Behavioral Health, a business unit of Lifepoint Health. “There is a behavioral health crisis in our country today, and too few people have access to the care and services they need. Cornerstone Behavioral Health El Dorado and Lifepoint have a lot in common including a commitment to compassionate care and exceptional outcomes for patients. Together, we have opportunities not only to further strengthen the care that Cornerstone Behavioral Health El Dorado provides its communities, but also to expand behavioral healthcare access to these vital services across our nation.”

Cornerstone Behavioral Health El Dorado is a 54-bed behavioral health facility located in Tucson, Arizona. It employs approximately 100 dedicated employees who specialize in the treatment of adult behavioral health patients. Lifepoint plans to invest in Cornerstone Behavioral Health El Dorado’s growth and plans to add nearly 50 additional beds to the facility in the coming months to help meet the region’s growing demand for these services. 

“Our team is looking forward to our future with Lifepoint Health,” said Allison DeBruycker, chief executive officer of Cornerstone Behavioral Health El Dorado. “We are excited to be part of an organization with a growing behavioral health operation and a commitment to this vital field. We share in Lifepoint’s dedication to its people, patients and communities and are delighted to join in its important mission of making communities healthier.”

Cornerstone Behavioral Health El Dorado’s operations will be rolled into Lifepoint’s growing Lifepoint Behavioral Health business, which currently supports more than 30 behavioral health units within partner hospitals and sites of care across the country, along with three inpatient behavioral health hospitals.

About Lifepoint Health

Lifepoint Health is a leading healthcare provider that serves patients, clinicians, communities and partner organizations across the healthcare continuum. Driven by a mission of making communities healthier®, the company has a growing diversified healthcare delivery network comprised of more than 50,000 dedicated employees, 62 community hospital campuses, more than 30 rehabilitation and behavioral health hospitals and 170 additional sites of care, including managed acute rehabilitation units, outpatient centers and post-acute care facilities. Through its innovation strategy, Lifepoint Forward, the company is developing meaningful solutions to enhance quality, increase access to care, and improve value across the Lifepoint footprint and communities across the country. For more information about the company, visit