DULLES, Va. – StoneSprings Hospital Center began construction on a new 17-bed adult inpatient behavioral health unit at the hospital and an outpatient clinic in its medical office building on campus to support area residents experiencing emotional disorders, mental illness and substance abuse. The addition of behavioral health care will help to reduce the pressure on our Emergency Room and result in approximately 25 new jobs coming to the community.

Opening in the fall, the new unit is a renovation of existing space, resulting in 9,176-square-feet devoted to behavioral health care. Our professional staff includes psychiatrists, social workers, nurses and licensed professional counselors; all with special training to care for people experiencing depression, anxiety, suicidal thinking, and behavioral health crisis related to other mental health conditions.  

“I am very excited to begin networking with local businesses and community organizations in identifying the mental health needs in our community and throughout Loudoun County, said Cynthia Benbow, Executive Director of StoneSprings Hospital Behavioral Health Services. For the past 20 years, Cynthia has served as the Director of Clinical Operations at Research Psychiatric Center in Kansas City, MO. She has a long history of working in the mental health field to develop inpatient and outpatient evidenced based treatment services. Cynthia is a Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW) in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  She holds a Master of Social Work degree and a MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration.

 “We are dedicated to helping our patients find their path to recovery through individual therapy, group counseling, medication management and other evidenced based treatment methods,” said Benbow.

“There is a demonstrated and growing need for additional mental health services in our community and Benbow will work closely with our sister facility, Dominion Hospital, to expand these services throughout Northern Virginia,” explains Nathan Vooys, chief executive officer of StoneSprings Hospital. “These new inpatient and outpatient services will enable patients to receive treatment close to home and near the support of family and friends.”