New mental health center planned for Centreville

CENTREVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Illinois state regulators have given the green light to building a new $10 million mental health center a southwestern Illinois hospital.

The Belleville News-Democrat ( ) reports that the Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board agreed Tuesday for the 30-bed inpatient center at the Touchette Regional Hospital in Centreville.

Belleville’s St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Touchette and the Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation will combine their services and create the center.

The Springfield-based corporate parent of St. Elizabeth’s has secured a $10 million construction loan to build the center, which will more than double the number of inpatient beds now at Touchette.

Construction is to begin next year and take more than two years to complete.


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