US HealthVest is an innovative behavioral healthcare firm that has redefined the psychiatric hospital space. De novo strategies and acquisitions of operating facilities with unrealized potential are the core of the US HealthVest business model. Each facility is structured to offer multiple service lines in order to serve the needs of specific patient population groups.
The senior management team of US HealthVest has successfully built psychiatric hospital businesses which were acquired by public companies. Ascend Health was founded by Richard Kresch, M.D. in 2005 and was one of the largest private psychiatric hospital providers with nine freestanding facilities and nearly 900 beds. Ascend Health was sold to Universal Health Services (NYSE: UHS) in 2012. The predecessor company, Heartland Health Developments, also focused on psychiatric care and was sold to Psychiatric Solutions in 2004.