Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital nears completion

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press,

Elected officials and the business community got a preview Tuesday of the new Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital at the corner of Holtzclaw and Citico avenues, which likely will begin admitting adult patients by the end of the month.

When completely open, the 88-bed facility will offer a spectrum of psychiatric treatment for ages ranging from children to seniors, including inpatient services, partial hospital programs and intensive outpatient programs for mental illness and substance use disorders. Officials said they expect the facility to be at full operation by the end of 2018.

Dr. Jennie Mahaffey, chief medical officer for the Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital, called the event a "celebration of a new era in behavioral health care for Chattanooga."

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