Certificate of need denied for behavioral hospital

by Clay Neely - clay@newnan.com

alt

State officials have denied a Certificate of Need for a proposed behavioral health hospital proposed for the old Piedmont Newnan Hospital facilities on Hospital Road in Newnan.


According to officials at the Georgia Department of Community Health, the Certificate of Need application for the Newnan Behavioral Hospital was officially denied Dec. 27.

“We are disappointed that the Certificate of Need was denied for Newnan Behavioral Hospital,” said Coweta County Commission Chairman Bob Blackburn.

“The mental health facility that US HealthVest planned has had overwhelming support in our county and we believe opening this type of facility is clearly warranted. We look forward to receiving further information on why the Certificate of Need was denied and will support any appeal,” Blackburn said.

“We are certainly disappointed with the Department of Community Health’s decision,” said Greg Wright, president of the Coweta County Development Authority. “Medical professionals within Coweta County have made very compelling arguments as to why a local facility is needed. We will continue to work with our community partners to support Newnan Behavioral Hospital during the appeals process.”

For more on this story, see Friday’s print and digital editions of The Newnan Times-Herald.



More Local

Teenager arrested for bomb threat at NGHS

The Coweta County Sheriff’s Office arrested 17-year-old Brandon Dale Hammond for Wednesday’s bomb threat at Northgate High Schoo ... Read More


‘First Love’ getaway contest

Jackon’s high school ride part of museum exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s special exhibition, Alan Jackson: 25 Years of Keepin’ It Country, has been extended ... Read More


Major changes proposed for Xpress Bus routes

Major changes are being proposed to the routes that the Xpress Bus service takes through downtown Atlanta, and bus riders have until Feb. 16 ... Read More


‘Flies at the Well’ to be staged in Michigan

“Flies at the Well,” Jeff Bishop’s play about the 1948 John Wallace murder case, is to be staged in April in Michigan. Joa ... Read More


UPDATE: 20-year-old no longer missing

UPDATE: Ryan White has made contact with his family and is safe, according to Investigator Donnie Payne with the Coweta County Sheriff's Off ... Read More

Mayor's Luncheon

Ga. State professor shares insights on economy

The days of using unemployment rates as an indicator of good economic health are long gone, according to Rajeev Dhawan, director and profess ... Read More