Holyoke Medical Center proposes behavioral health hospital; says timing not related to closure of Providence Behavioral Health beds in Holyoke

Holyoke Medical Center announced Monday that it plans to build a 100-bed inpatient behavioral health hospital on its existing campus. The announcement follows last week’s news that Trinity Health Of New England, parent company of Mercy Medical Center and Providence Behavioral Health, plans to close 74 inpatient psychiatric beds at Providence Hospital in Holyoke as well as Providence’s outpatient methadone clinic in Springfield. Trinity cited a shortage of psychiatrists and the availability of other methadone clinics in Springfield.

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