Millwood Hospital, Arlington, Texas

Dallas, Texas, USA
1011 North Cooper Street
Arlington, TX, 76011

Millwood Hospital Overview

Based in Arlington, Texas, the 130 bed Millwood Hospital was founded in 1971. The facility provides mental health and drug dependency treatment for patients of varying ages.

Millwood Hospital is a comprehensive network of chemical dependency, dual diagnosis and Millwood operates both a primary detox facility and an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) Excel center, both located in Arlington. Three additional facilities are located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Housing at Millwood Hospital

The detox facility has 130 available beds and treatment is available for people of all ages and genders. It’s a typical hospital set up with long hallways and rooms on either side. Rooms are gender specific with one bathroom adjacent to each room. The rooms are shared between two persons. Meals can be had either in the cafeteria or bed, depending on the nature of the patient’s detox.

Treatment Options at Millwood Hospital

Millwood’s main aim is to have the patient’s stabilized as soon as possible when they enter the detox program. Over a period of seven to ten days, clients are kept in a detox unit where they are under the care of full-time doctors who are assisted by nurses and therapists.

When the detox process is complete, clients are then introduced to either an alternative inpatient facility with another organization or to any of the four outpatient programs offered by Millwood. Usually, patients are enroled in an IOP at the Excel Center where treatment can be had anytime between 9:00 am and 9:30 pm from Monday to Friday. Persons being treated for substance abuse generally spend three hours per day at the facility for a period of six weeks.

The mornings are usually dedicated to mental health patients, afternoon sessions are dedicated to substance abuse patients and the evenings usually have a mix of both. Their treatment process involves the12-step principles usually utilized by Alcoholics Anonymous.,
Millwood Hospital is known for the effort they make to offer programs for specialized groups such as seniors and Christians often incorporating faith-based therapy into their treatment sessions for these special groups.

The facility has a number of resources in the Tarrant County Community. They have monthly programs geared toward educating the public about mental health problems and solutions. These topics include dealing with children who have a chemical or substance abuse issue and financial planning for loved ones with an addiction problem. Also has several resources to the Tarrant County community at large.

Payment Options at Millwood Hospital

The Millwood Hospital website states that the facility accepts almost all major insurance. The facility also accepts personal checks, business checks, and all major credit cards. Patients are also invited to make individual payment arrangements with the hospital.

The website failed to list costs, but patients can be expected to pay approximately $6,300-$9,000 per 7-10 day stay and about $9000 for the 30-day intensive outpatient program, which puts this facility more on the affordable side.


The Millwood Hospital’s website states that the facility is accredited by the Joint Commission.

Amenities at Millwood Hospital

The Millwood Hospital website listed none of the amenities that were available to patients. It is recommended that you call them to see what amenities you or your loved ones will have access to if they are admitted to the facility.


Dwight A Lacy, MBA – Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Our CEO Mr. Lacy has over 15 years of experience in the behavioral health industry. He has previously served in numerous administrative roles in the hospital’s leadership hierarchy. He focuses his efforts on improving the quality of care patients receive by ensuring that only the top professionals are recruited by Millwood. He has an MBA in Healthcare Administration. =

Brittney, LCSW – Administrator of Clinical Services

Brittney attended the University of Houston where she did a dual degree in Biology and Chemistry. She then went on to further her studies at the University of Texas at Arlington, completing an MSc in Social Work. She has more than eight years’ experience in the mental health field, working with both individuals and families. Her primary focus is acute care. She is most passionate about patient safety and satisfaction and believes that patients, no matter what the circumstance all deserve a second chance.

Raymond – Director of Plant Operations

Raymond has been working with Universal Health Services (UHS) for six years. He has previously served in the substance abuse industry for a period of over 20 years. He started volunteering at first and then went on to become a therapist, moving up all the way to becoming a Program Director. He then shifted gears to focus on Family Management. Since then he has served as Director of Plant Operations for two UHS facilities, one of which is Millwood Hospital. Raymond plays an active role in his community. He is an Associate Pastor at his local church, and for the last 16 years, he has lead mission groups to Mexico approximately two to three times per.

Andre, MSN, MBA – Chief Nursing Officer

André has over 22 years of leadership experience. He has worked in a variety of roles in the healthcare industry. As the Chief Nursing Officer, he dedicates his time to educating and developing the staff as he believes a well educated and motivated staff improves patient outcome. André is a member of the American Organization of Nurse Executives. He has an MBA and an MSc in Nursing and Business Leadership which he received from the Washington Adventist University.

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