Hearts and Minds
UNC Health Care’s $30 million psychiatric hospital, proposed last week to relieve emergency room use by the mentally ill, will take a year just to prepare all required paperwork. The project, which lacks a site, is UNC’s olive branch to competitor WakeMed Health and Hospitals in exchange for WakeMed...
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An administrative law judge has found that last year, the state improperly analyzed all the proposals to build new hospitals or expand existing ones in Wake County. Both WakeMed and Rex Healthcare won approval to expand their services in the county.
The agreement calls for Rex’s owner, UNC Health Care, to commit $40 million to improve mental health services in Wake County. Leaders of the two hospital systems also vow to not criticize each other publicly.