MORRISVILLE, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s newest psychiatric facility is set to open next week in Morrisville.
Gov. Peter Shumlin announced Friday that the Green Mountain Psychiatric Care Center would open and be ready to receive patients on Wednesday.
The facility represents part of the state’s efforts to reorganize its mental health system following Tropical Storm Irene of 2011, which flooded and forced the closing of the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury.
The state also is going ahead with plans to build a 25-bed psychiatric hospital in Berlin and expand or create smaller facilities around Vermont.