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Health Firm Plans To Build Behavioral Health Hospital In Columbus

Developers have unveiled plans to build a new behavioral health hospital on Columbus' south side. The 17 million dollar facility is expected to open in 2018. It will be operated by Cincinnati-based New Vista, which runs similar facilities in Cleveland and the queen city. It will have 80 beds for people with mental and/or substance abuse problems.  New Vista says there is a demand for beds that is not being met in the region. This will be one of five inpatient psychiatric facilities operating or being built in Columbus.

Jim has been with WCBE since 1996. Before that he worked as a reporter at another Columbus radio station, and for three newspapers in Southwest Florida.