Seminole Behavioral Healthcare Unveils Branded Bus, Celebrates Expansion of Critical-Need Facility

FERN PARK, Fla. (May 4, 2010) – Seminole Behavioral Healthcare, alongside Winter Springs and Seminole County commissioners, unveiled the “Seminole Cares” bus Friday (April 30) to help raise the organization’s profile in the community and to celebrate the much-needed expansion of its crisis stabilization unit (CSU) into new quarters.

The unit, located at 919 E. 2nd St. in Sanford, is Seminole County’s only public Baker Act receiving facility and provides treatment for those with a potentially life-threatening mental illness.

“Our organization is seeing an increase in demand for our services, and now, thanks to our community partners, we will continue to meet that demand with a top-notch facility,” said President and CEO James P. Berko. “Without the support and funding from local, state and federal government, this would not have been possible.”

The new CSU has the capacity for 30 beds, a 43 percent increase from its old facility.