Written by Erin MacPherson
Last updated on August 16, 2013 @ 6:35PM
Created on August 16, 2013 @ 4:56PM
It's been almost three years since the old United Hospital Center closed down and we've all been anxiously waiting to see when the Highland-Clarskburg Hospital would open up in it's place. You just have to wait a few more days. Friday, the new hospital held an open house in the afternoon so anyone in the community could see what the facility has to offer.
The best part about this facility is that it's a safe environment that can help people of all ages and it's right in Harrison County.
The hospital is a psychiatric in-patient treatment facility that can hold 150 people. They specialize in acute care, which means they take patients who are at the highest point of crisis and need assistance immediately. 5 News got a tour of the area where children and adolescents will be because on Monday morning those 35 beds will be open and ready for patients, but the adult area isn't going to be ready until January. 5 News asked the Chief Operating Officer what their goal for the facility is and here's what he had to say.
"They come to us in a very vulnerable state, so we want to get them stable, we want to get safe discharge plans for them, and we want their lives to go back to normal as much as possible. Our goal is to be a good provider, a good community neighbor, a good employer, and to be around for a long long time," said Eric Kennedy, Chief Operating Officer for Highland-Clarksburg Hospital.
The facility for children and adolescents opens next week, so if you have a child you're concerned about and is in need of help call 304-969-3100, Monday morning at 8:00.
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Aug 18, 2013 at 4:01 AM
Impropriety at best, collusion at worst. A renovation, which is what they have called this project, would require an in depth study of the infrastructure of the building, it's age a consideration, it's viability for continued future use and problems that may arise by failing to address these issues, then recommendations of how to avoid long term problems and replacement of aging and/or outdated infrastructure. 34 million dollars bought surprisingly very little. Harrison county and various Federal agencies has been given little less than lipstick of a pig. If there is still a media and someone who isn't already bought and paid for, investigate who got the contract to renovate (remodel) and who is related to whom. The same applies to "security".