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The move to inpatient behavioral health

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Inova Fairfax Hospital, Inova’s flagship institution.

Falls Church, Va.-based  Inova Health System has joined the hospital sector’s trend toward establishing inpatient behavioral-health units.

As FierceHealth reports:

Inova is joining “a growing number of hospitals around the country that are adding or growing such units after years of efforts to deinstitutionalize mental health care led to shortages of inpatient behavioral health beds.”

For example:

“Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University recently redesigned its behavioral health center, boosting its inpatient bed count from 24 to 32 beds. San Francisco just opened a 54-bed inpatient facility, Mercy Medical Center recently announced plans to build a proposed 100-bed psychiatric hospital in Iowa and multiple psychiatric hospital projects have already been built or are underway in Massachusetts and New Jersey.”

To read the Fierce article, please hit this link.

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