About Us

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is a nonprofit organization founded in 1910 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Pine Rest is one of the five largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the U.S., offering a full continuum of services including inpatient and partial hospitalization, residential and outpatient services, addiction treatment and recovery, extensive child and adolescent programs, senior care services, as well as specialized assessment and treatment clinics.


Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is called to express the healing ministry of Jesus Christ by providing behavioral health services with professional excellence, Christian integrity, and compassion.

Philosophy of Care

In 1910, a group of pastors and laity decided to create an organization that treated all aspects of a person’s well-being: emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual.

Initially formed by and for members of the Reformed Church in America and the Christian Reformed Church in America, Pine Rest today offers treatment and services to people of all cultures, religions, creeds and ethnicities.

We still reflect our faith-based heritage in all we do by providing professional behavioral health services that are rooted in Christian teaching and values. As servants of God, we call upon our entire staff to compassionately care for and meet the needs of each patient – respectfully expressing Christ’s healing ministry to all who seek it while maintaining respect for each person’s personal faith, spiritual or philosophical preferences.

At our core we are a team of highly specialized clinicians and professionals dedicated to high-quality, outcome-driven practices. It is these values that drive our quality of care and commitment to our patients and form the basis of our vision:

Guided by mission, we promise an exceptional care experience that changes lives. We support this promise of healing with measurable outcomes and value.

Kent County Community Needs Assessment

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health services joined with other health care providers, Kent County Health Department and other community organizations in Kent County in 2014 to conduct a community health needs assessment.

Our study drew on input from citizens, community groups and health care providers through focus groups, meetings and surveys, and included a broad cross section of the community.

The final report is available on the Health Profile page of the Kent County Community Needs Assessment Website or you can download the 2014 report now.

Pine Rest is now selecting areas of focus from the initiatives and will identify current services as well as opportunities to develop new programs to meet community mental health care needs  over the next three years.  Our plan will be posted here in April 2016.

This needs assessment and our final report meet new IRS reporting requirements that affect all State-licensed nonprofit (501(C) 3) hospitals.

2014 Kent County Community Needs Assessment


On July 1, 1998, Pine Rest and Mercy Health (formerly Saint Mary’s Health Care), a member of the Trinity Health Services Corporation, and Metro Health formed a Joint Operating Agreement to provide inpatient and partial hospitalization services to benefit the community over the long run.

This venture combines into one jointly operated structure the behavioral health care inpatient and partial hospitalization services previously operated separately by the institutions. Pine Rest is the majority owner and representatives from Pine Rest, Mercy Health, and Metro Health govern the Joint Operating Agreement.

This Joint Operating Agreement has been well received in West Michigan. It allows Pine Rest and Mercy Health to serve the community’s acute psychiatric needs, including commercial, Medicare and Medicaid populations, and to strengthen Pine Rest’s and Mercy Health’s ability to further their mission to provide high quality psychiatric care in a healing, Christian environment.

Pine Rest is also a member of the Spectrum Health Regional Hospital Network. The network is comprised of 22 West Michigan hospitals whose mission is to “improve the health status of our communities.”