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Alvarado Geriatric Behavioral Health Program Story in the San Diego Union Tribune

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  • Written By: Benjamin Macapugay

At a time when many hospitals across the nation are cutting mental heath beds, Alvarado Hospital Medical Center is expanding its offerings, recently turning a full wing at its La Mesa complex into a 30-bed behavioral health unit set up to serve patients age 65 and older.

At a cost of nearly $3 million, the project took more than a year to complete and complies with new federal guidelines designed to remove features that patients could use to harm themselves.

(To read the complete article, visit the Union Tribune website here.)