- Associated Press - Thursday, September 1, 2016

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) - The only state-owned and operated psychiatric hospital in New Mexico has a new leader.

The Las Vegas Optic reports (https://goo.gl/aEMpIV) that Frances Tweed recently was named the executive director of the New Mexico Behavioral Health Institute.

Tweed will oversee the 352-bed hospital plagued by high turnover of lower-paid workers. It is known for its adult psychiatric services on six units

The hospital also has a nursing home, a center for treating males between 12 and 18 years old who face charges for sexually harmful behavior. It has a forensic division for felony criminal offenders, including murderers and rapists.

Tweed replaces Troy Jones, who left in April for an administrator’s position at a South Dakota hospital.

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Information from: Las Vegas Optic, https://www.lasvegasoptic.com

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