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Seneca plans $1M psychiatric facility in Maxwelton

May. 03, 2013 @ 12:16 PM

MAXWELTON, W.Va. (AP) — Seneca Health Services Inc. plans to build a $1 million inpatient psychiatric treatment facility in Greenbrier County that will serve patients from six counties.

The 12-bed facility will be constructed near Seneca’s outpatient clinic in Maxwelton.

Vice president of clinical services Marcie Vaughan tells The Register-Herald that the facility will fill a need for inpatient psychiatric treatment in the region.

The state Bureau for Behavioral Health will fund the operational cost of six beds designated for detoxification. Seneca will fund six beds for crisis stabilization.

The facility will serve patients from Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Nicholas, Webster, Monroe and Summers counties.

Vaughan says the facility will create 20 to 25 jobs. It could begin accepting patients in the fall.



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