Catawba hospital announces expansion


CATAWBA, Va. (WFXR) – State officials have announced Catawba Hospital, a psychiatric facility in Roanoke County, is adding 56 beds.

The expansion is meant to comply with state law which requires nobody who is in need of care gets turned away.

There will also be nearly 100 new employees brought on as part of the expansion.

Virginia has increased funding for mental health treatment, following the suicide of Senator Creigh Deeds’ son in November of 2013 which exposed gaps in Virginia’s mental health system.

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