Support the proposed behavioral hospital

Speaking on behalf of the Coweta Commission on Veterans Affairs, we encourage our CCVA friends and supporter to urge the state of Georgia to issue the Certificate of Need for the proposed Newnan Behavioral Hospital.

As a longtime supporter of all our Coweta Veterans, we joined the vast cross-sectional group of Coweta organizations and individuals early on who submitted letters of support for this facility.

Given the level of interest of US HealthVest to invest in the old Piedmont Hospital on Hospital Road, the urging of a huge number of citizens of Coweta County for them to come, and the ready availability of an existing facility for this purpose, Coweta County should be free to establish a place to take care of its citizens locally and not have to depend upon hospitals in other counties to supply those needs.

Given that the nearest facility for this purpose is a minimum of thirty miles away, why should Coweta citizens have to endure this much travel for treating their needs? Many of our veterans, and others, may not be able to endure/afford this type of needless travel for services that are not provided in Coweta County otherwise.

Friends and veterans, your calls and letters of support to the proper authorities are strongly encouraged. Please remember that time is of the essence.

Malcolm Jackson/Joe Brooks, Co-Chairs Coweta Commission on Veterans Affairs

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