- Associated Press - Friday, December 2, 2016

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) - Western Colorado’s only psychiatric hospital is raising money in hopes of building a new, larger facility.

The Daily Sentinel reports (https://bit.ly/2gOhIqE ) that West Springs Hospital, in Grand Junction, is looking to raise roughly $7 million by next summer before breaking ground on a new 48-bed facility. With an additional $8 million in funding, West Springs will be able to add an additional 16-bed unit in the future.

Currently West Springs has 32 beds which are almost always full. The hospital also often has an additional 10 to 22 people on the wait list each day.

West Springs’ parent company Mind Springs Health CEO Sharon Raggio says the larger facility will help get more Western Colorado residents out of jails and into treatment.

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Information from: The Daily Sentinel, https://www.gjsentinel.com


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