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Greenville psychiatric services expanding with new hospital

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Greenville Health System has announced a partnership with Acadia Healthcare to increase their mental health service offerings in the Upstate by building a new psychiatric hospital.

The health system said in a news release that the $64 million, 80,000-square-foot facility is slated to open in March 2018 on GHS' Greenville Memorial Medical Campus, replacing the aging Marshall I. Pickens Hospital.

The new hospital will provide expanded services as well as additional beds for a region that has struggled with a lack of mental health care.

GHS Chairman of Psychiatry Dr. Kenneth Rogers says the 120-bed hospital will provide 52 more beds than are currently available at the Marshall I. Pickens Hospital.

It will also provide services such as substance abuse and geriatric mental health programs.

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