- Associated Press - Monday, January 26, 2015

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - An open house is scheduled Thursday for the new $84 million state psychiatric hospital at Junction City.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/1EMnA6z ) the first patients are expected in March. It eventually will serve up to 174 patients with a staff of 330 employees.

The Junction City hospital will serve patients in the southern Willamette Valley and southern Oregon, while the Oregon State Hospital in Salem remains the main state hospital for people who have been civilly committed or who have pleaded guilty except for insanity.

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Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com



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