Sheppard Pratt has acquired Omni House Inc., a Glen Burnie-based organization that provides health services to adults experiencing mental illness.
Opened in 1981, Omni House serves nearly 1,000 active members. It is one of the largest mental healthcare providers in Anne Arundel County.
Under Sheppard Pratt, Omni House will retain its current programs, services and locations. Omni House’s current services include an outpatient mental health clinic, residential and supported living services, and a clubhouse-style day program.
“Omni House has been a vital resource for the Anne Arundel community, and we look forward to providing greater access to a support network of critical mental health services to best serve its residents,” said Jeff Richardson, vice president and chief operating officer for community services at Sheppard Pratt, in a statement.
Sheppard Pratt is the largest private, nonprofit mental healthcare provider in the United States. For the past 30 years, Sheppard Pratt has been ranked as a top national psychiatric hospital by U.S. News & World Report.
Since it was founded in 1853, Sheppard Pratt has acquired a number of healthcare and vocational institutions across Maryland, including the former Taylor Manor psychiatric hospital in Ellicott City and Way Station in Frederick.
The acquisition of Omni House is another step in Sheppard Pratt’s plans to expand its services beyond its original Baltimore campus. Last year, Sheppard Pratt opened its Baltimore/Washington campus in Howard County.
Omni House will join Sheppard Pratt’s more than 160 programs and 380 service sites across Maryland and West Virginia.
“Sheppard Pratt has a long-standing history as a leading provider of behavioral healthcare in the region and country,” said Omni House CEO Charles Schwenz in a statement. “This move helps steer Omni House toward a viable path that preserves its valuable services for generations to come.”