PrairieCare Celebrates Expansion of Inpatient Psychiatric Hospital

Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

PrairieCare hosted a ribbon cutting celebration event today at its Brooklyn Park, Minnesota inpatient hospital campus serving youth and young adults.

The organization shared in a press release that nearly one third of Minnesota students struggling with long-term mental health issues.

PrairieCare, one of the nation’s most innovative, fastest-growing psychiatric health systems, is responding to this desperate situation by adding 30 inpatient psychiatric beds, the largest expansion of mental health beds for adolescents and young adults in Minnesota in decades.

“As mental health care leaders in this region, we have a responsibility to do everything we can to address this crisis and help more families find hope and healing,” said Todd Archbold, PrairieCare CEO. “Too many young people are stuck boarding in emergency departments for days or even weeks, waiting for a mental health treatment option that isn’t there. Our expansion will help alleviate this frustration for families and get them the immediate care they deserve.”

The 27,000 sq. ft. expansion services children and adolescents, creating a calming and therapeutic environment to support PrairieCare’s inpatient program and services.

PrairieCare currently serves over 20,000 patients annually across its continuum of services and is now poised to serve another 1,000 teens and young adults each year who have mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, trauma, and mood disorders.

The grand opening event included remarks from PrairieCare, NAMI Minnesota, State and City leaders the design and construction team.

“We are all touched by people suffering with mental health challenges and our society has gradually made great strides in normalizing it. PrairieCare has played such a huge part in that migration,” said Erica Larson, Vice President Pope Design Group.

“PrairieCare is transforming the lives of the people all around us, and we are beyond grateful that the physical architecture that we are fortunate to design for you play a small part in the difference you are making within our communities.”


  • General Contractor: Ryan Companies
  • Architect: Pope Design Group
  • Interior Designer: Pope Design Group
  • MEP Engineer: IMEG
  • Structural Engineer: IMEG
  • Civil Engineer & Landscape Architect: Loucks
  • Furniture: Fluid Interiors