Chris Pow/al.comConstruction has been halted on a replacement for Bryce Hospital in Tuscaloosa while the Alabama Department of Mental Health reconsiders its restructuring plan.
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- A plan to close most of the state's mental hospitals is being reconsidered and construction has been put on hold on a new hospital in Tuscaloosa, officials announced Wednesday.
Gov. Robert Bentley and Alabama Department of Mental Health Commissioner Zelia Baugh said at an ADMH board meeting in Montgomery that they're putting the brakes on a plan first announced almost a month ago
. That plan would have closed Greil Memorial Psychiatric Hospital in Montgmery, North Alabama Regional Hospital in Decatur and Searcy Hospital in Mount Vernon by Sept. 30 and eliminated almost 950 employee positions.
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