Alabama Department of Mental Health

Politics & Government
7:55 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Searcy Hospital Plans to Close Doors on Oct. 31

mh.alabama.gov Alabama Department of Mental Health

Alabama Department of Mental Health officials say Searcy Hospital in Mount Vernon is expected to close on Oct. 31 and admissions to the south Alabama facility will cease on Sept. 17.


Plans to close Searcy were announced in April. But Mental Health Commissioner Jim Reddoch told hospital employees the closing date Tuesday.


Department officials said the closing is part of a nationwide trend to provide community-based mental health treatment.

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