- Associated Press - Friday, April 28, 2017

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - A Washington state department has rejected the application for a proposed psychiatric hospital in Thurston County.

The Olympian reported (https://bit.ly/2ppZvl7 ) Thursday that state Department of Health denied Providence St. Peter Hospital and BHC Fairfax Hospital’s joint application. The parties wanted to open an 85-bed psychiatric hospital. According to a copy of the decision obtained by the newspaper, the state listed financial feasibility, structure and process of care and cost containment as reasons for the denial.

The decision cannot be appealed.

Hospital officials say they are highly disappointed and are evaluating all legal options moving forward.

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Information from: The Olympian, https://www.theolympian.com


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