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What to know as new Red Bank mental health hospital prepares to open

Chattanooga Times Free Press - 12/5/2023

Dec. 5—RED BANK — Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital's new 48-bed inpatient psychiatric facility for adults is on track to start treating patients Dec. 12, officials said following a ribbon-cutting Tuesday.

The new facility is housed within what was once the acute care side of Erlanger North Hospital on Morrison Springs Road and represents the first expansion for Erlanger Behavioral Health since the venture's first hospital, a 96-bed facility on Holtzclaw Avenue, opened in June 2018.

Robin Weagley, chief executive officer of Erlanger Behavioral Health Hospital, said during Tuesday's ceremony that the behavioral health hospital has admitted patients nearly 15,000 times and served more than 800 individuals as outpatients since it opened more than five years ago.

"We've been growing our service line every single year — and privileged to do so — because our community needs are growing and changing, and so must we," Weagley said, noting after the ceremony that the main behavioral health hospital runs at "very high capacity."

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What to know as new Red Bank mental health hospital prepares to open

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