November 29, 2017

Lacey mental health hospital approved for US HealthVest

A new mental health hospital in Lacey has been given the go-ahead by the Washington state Department of Health.

US HealthVest has been awarded the “certificate of need” for a 75-bed behavioral health center to be placed in an old office building in Lacey’s Woodland District.

Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Kresch, M.D, says the facility will be an in- and out-patient treatment center with an average stay of around seven to eight days.

Kresch says the hospital will specialize in treatment for Detox, psychiatric needs, and behavioral services. He believes the center will be open in late 2018.

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