Ga. Company Wins Approval To Open Mental Hospital
News outlets also report on other hospital-related developments in Georgia as well as Texas.
Certificate Of Need Approved For Newnan Behavioral Hospital
A company seeking to open a mental hospital in Newnan announced to supporters Monday that it had won approval from the state. In an email sent out to supporters of the facility, Larisa Klein, vice president of US HealthVest, confirmed last week’s approval and thanked supporters who sent out over 150 letters of support for the proposed Newnan Behavioral Hospital. "Each of the letters supporting this hospital were compelling, and the show of support was strongly recognized by the state of Georgia,” Klein said. “We could not have done this without each of you." (Neely, 6/28)
FMC Projects $13 Million Surplus; Hospital Board Approves Purchase Of 2 Lots
Floyd Healthcare Management is projecting a 3.7 percent increase in net patient revenue, to $408.5 million, in the upcoming fiscal year, which runs from Friday through June 30, 2017. The management firm, which runs Floyd Medical Center, adopted its Fiscal Year 2017 budget Monday night.The hospital is projecting a bottom line surplus of $13,199,417 — which is down from the estimated $23.7 million profit for FY 2016, which ends Thursday. (Walker, 6/28)
Man Sues Houston, Officers After Being Shot, Tasered In Hospital Room
A former Houston man who was shot and tasered by two Houston police officers while in in the midst of a bipolar episode at St. Joseph Medical Center has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $100,000 in damages. Alan Pean, who now lives in New York, had driven himself to St. Joseph in August 2015 while in the midst of a "mental health crisis," according to the suit filed Tuesday in state district court. (Banks, 6/28)