Holly Hill Children’s Psychiatric Hospital

IPD for New Children’s Hospital

Holly Hill Hospital has cut the ribbon on the state’s first private, stand-alone hospital specifically treating the behavioral healthcare needs of children and adolescents. Speakers included North Carolina Senator Tamara Barringer (Rep.,) Michael S. McDonald, Jr. of Holly Hill Hospital and Deby Dihoff, Executive Director of NAMI North Carolina.

The hospital was opened in response to a growing need for inpatient psychiatric beds that has left many children and adults in the community waiting in emergency rooms for behavioral health treatment. In her remarks at the ribbon cutting ceremony, Deby Dihoff of NAMI noted, “Holly Hill is not just providing the intensive treatment people need when they are very ill, they are doing a great job of it. We hope the job they are doing may actually begin to be reflected in the state’s measurements of emergency departments wait times going down.”

Designed to incorporate the natural elements of the area, the 53,000 square foot hospital provides a soothing and comfortable treatment environment. The facility grounds boast four outdoor play areas including a traditional playground, two walking trails and a basketball court. There are also open-air places for dining and for family visitation. Inside, a half court gymnasium, art therapy room, classroom and game room provide opportunities for exercise and non-traditional therapy. Each of the hospital units also features a true comfort area to allow a full sensory approach to treatment. The specially designed admission and visitation areas and the planned capabilities for telehealth, will also allow for increased family involvement and therapy.

53,000 square feet

Electrical Construction Cost
$1.8 Million

July 2013

Delivery Method
Design Build

Other Team Members
Universal Health Services (UHS)
Stengel Hill Architecture
Crenshaw Consulting Engineers

Berg Regional Office