Sandia Ridge Center, a 136-bed skilled nursing center operated by Genesis HealthCare, is opening a new Mental Health Recovery unit in a clinical collaboration with the University of New Mexico Health System.

Throughout the past year, Genesis and UNM have developed a variety of new clinical programs across New Mexico aimed at improving patient care and making the transition from the hospital to a post-acute care facility more efficient.

The new 26-bed Mental Health and Recovery Unit at Sandia Ridge offers patients with mental health conditions a recovery-based program of services tailored to each person’s needs. UNM psychiatrist Davin Quinn, MD, will serve as medical director.