Press Release / 6.8

Perimeter Healthcare Acquires Beacon Children’s Hospital

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Bill Mahon, VP of Development


Atlanta, GA – Perimeter Healthcare, a behavioral healthcare company, backed by Ridgemont Equity Partners, today announced the acquisition of Beacon Children’s Hospital (“Beacon”), which expands Perimeter’s geographic presence into Alabama. Beacon is a full-service inpatient psychiatric hospital treating children and adolescents between the ages of 8 and 18.

Beacon owns a psychiatric hospital located in Luverne, Alabama, with 32 licensed beds. Beacon’s team consists of highly skilled psychiatrists, social workers and psychiatric nurses that provide crisis stabilization and ongoing treatment for children and adolescents struggling with mental and behavioral health issues. The clinical team fosters a family-friendly environment and manages multi-disciplinary programs designed to assist children through a successful transition back into school and a productive lifestyle within the community.

“Beacon Children’s Hospital is a unique facility within Alabama and expands Perimeter Healthcare’s critical behavioral health services beyond Arkansas, Tennessee and Missouri,” said Rod Laughlin, CEO of Perimeter Healthcare. “There is tremendous un-met demand for mental and behavioral healthcare services in the state and we are committed to growing the Beacon facility and its service offering to provide great clinical outcomes for children and adolescents in the community. Perimeter Healthcare is committed to building an integrated behavioral healthcare platform, and the acquisition of Beacon Children’s Hospital is an important step in accomplishing our long-term goal of providing the full continuum of care of mental health services across many states.”

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.