Dr. James McBride founded Las Encinas Hospital in February. He had the motto “Non Est Vivere Sed Valere Vita” inscribed over the entry to the main building. It translates into “Not just to live but to enjoy living”. From the beginning, the hospital perpetuated a sense of optimism and hope for all who came for care. It was a campus that remained cheerfully self-sufficient. Cows, chickens, pigs, goats and rabbits were in abundance. Staff and their families lived in the brown-shingled bungalows dotting the 27 acres of land.
In 2003 the hospital was purchased by Aurora Behavioral Healthcare, and continued to embrace the original concept and motto of its founder, Dr. McBride. Las Encinas now employs over 90 medical staff and allied healthcare professionals, has 138 beds, and treats a full spectrum psychiatric problems and addictions. It has gone from a small, simple community, to a sophisticated healthcare organization. But the more things change, the more they stay the same. The motto, “Not just to live, but to enjoy living” still permeates the work that is done here. The focus is still on high quality, personalized care in an environment of serenity, beauty and security.
The mission of Aurora Behavioral Health Care at Las Encinas is to provide the finest care in the finest setting; serving as a community resource by providing highly personal, compassionate, safe, ethical and high quality mental health and addiction treatment to individuals and families in need. We are committed to providing a continuum of services that allow for individualized treatment in the least restrictive and most appropriate level of care, in the most confidential environment. We respect all spiritual and cultural beliefs of the communities we serve.
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"I felt like Las Encinas staff and professionals were genuine as it pertained to my health and well being" - Las Encinas Hospital Review
- on Letter
"Las Encinas Hospital:
I want to take a moment to thank you most for your recent in patient help that you provided me with at Las Encinas.
I was quite unwell during the two times that I was under your care. I felt like Las Encinas staff and professionals were concerned and genuine as it pertained to my health and well being. Most certainly, I would not enter a hospital like Las Encinas unless an emergency scenario had occurred which was indeed the situation for me.
Currently I am regularly seeing an outpatient MD and my health has much improved.
As we move toward the holiday season and the New Year of 2014 I want to wish you and yours only the best with hope and prosperity for the remainder of 2013 into the holidays into 2014 and beyond.
- on Yelp
"Haven't tried this facility yet. It's for my grandmother..." Entire review on Yelp.
- on Written Reviews
"Out patient was awesome"