PrairieCare announces new Chaska outpatient center

Microsoft Word - PrairieCare Chaska Press ReleasePrairieCare, a psychiatric and behavioral health services provider, has announced an 18,000 square foot expansion in the Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska.
Ridgeview Medical Center, which owns Two Twelve Medical, broke ground on Wednesday, May 1 for a new 45,000 square foot expansion to their original medical building which opened in 2011. This will be the third significant expansion for Maple Grove based PrairieCare since early 2012.
“We are excited to further expand critical behavioral health services in the Twin Cities. This expansion will increase capacity for youth Partial Hospital Program (PHP) and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), as well as adult and family outpatient mental health clinic services” said Todd Archbold, PrairieCare’s Chief Development Officer. This will be PrairieCare’s fourth site and is scheduled to open in March 2014.
“We anticipate providing critical care for an additional 600 children annually, in the IOP and PHP, as well as another 1,000 clinic patients, in the first year” said Archbold.  PrairieCare began providing psychiatric services in the Twin Cities in 2005 and established a formal affiliation with University of Minnesota, in 2011, to become a premiere training site for the Child Psychiatry Fellowship Program.
“The new Chaska campus is being designed to create a welcoming, safe and healing environment for patients of all ages.  Our state of the art 20 bed psychiatric hospital in Maple Grove will also be expanded to 50 beds in late 2014” said Joel Oberstar, MD, PrairieCare CEO and Chief Medical Officer.
PrairieCare is the only independently owned, private specialty care psychiatric hospital in Minnesota, is Joint Commission accredited and recognized by other local hospitals and advocacy groups, as one of the foremost regional providers.
“We have been able to transform both the delivery of care and the community expectations regarding the available quality of care” said Todd Archbold.
Key Principals in this development are Mike Phelps – Ridgeview CAO, Stephen Michals – Mount Development, Todd Archbold – PrairieCare CDO and Joel Oberstar, MD – PrairieCare CEO.
For more information about PrairieCare, visit their website at or call toll free to set up an appointment at (888) 977-2474 (888-9-prairie).