Oceans Behavioral Hospital Abilene Expands to New Location

Dec 1st, 2016

Hospital adds services for children, adolescents while expanding capacity to serve older adults

ABILENE, Texas – (Dec. 1, 2016) – Oceans Behavioral Hospital Abilene today announced it has expanded operations into a new location, making it one of the most comprehensive behavioral health providers in the West Texas region. 

The move will allow Oceans to serve a wider variety of patients including inpatient and outpatient treatment for children and adolescents, and continued inpatient and outpatient treatment options for adults and seniors.  The hospital will establish a new outpatient treatment program for children and adolescents, and expand its capacity to provide treatment to adults and seniors suffering from depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, bipolar, post-traumatic stress disorder and schizophrenia, as well as other serious behavioral health challenges associated with Alzheimer’s and dementia. Located at 4225 Woods Place, the facility will be known as Oceans Behavioral Hospital Abilene and will continue to accept new patients. 

“We believe in our West Texas community and are committed to continuing to provide much-needed inpatient and outpatient behavioral health treatment options,” said Stacey Sanford, administrator of Oceans Abilene. “We look forward to working with our community leaders and healthcare colleagues to ensure we’re meeting the needs of our communities throughout the region.”

“Here in West Central Texas, we’re proud to consider Oceans Abilene a partner as we work to provide hope to those experiencing mental illness,” said Jenny Goode, CEO of Betty Hardwick Center, the Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Authority for Callahan, Jones, Shackelford, Stephens, and Taylor Counties.

“As Chief Medical Officer for Oceans Abilene, I’m pleased to continue to provide behavioral health services for those in need throughout West Texas,” said Dr. Duane Miller. “I am proud to welcome the staff of Abilene Behavioral Health as we combine years of clinical, medical and support staff experience at our new location.”

Facts about Oceans Healthcare:

  • 10,000 + patients served annually
  • 535 total licensed beds
  • Nationally recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining excellence and accountability in specific quality and safety metrics
  • Progressive inpatient/outpatient treatment model coordinates management of behavioral disorders for patient with co-morbidities like diabetes, heart disease and COPD
  • Recently named to the Dallas Business Journal’s list of 50 Fastest-Growing Mid-Market Companies in North Texas and the Inc. 5000 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies

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Oceans Healthcare is a nationally recognized behavioral health provider focused on healing and long-term recovery. Founded in 2004, Oceans provides inpatient and outpatient treatment with a special focus on the unique physical and emotional needs of older adults and seniors. With 17 locations in Texas and Louisiana, Oceans hospitals take great pride in their performance on Key Quality Measures by The Joint Commission, a national healthcare accrediting agency. For more information, visit www.oceanshealthcare.com.


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