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Vermont cuts the ribbon on a new era in mental health care

Vt Digger - - 9:31 am Wed Jul 2nd, 2014

In the immediate aftermath of the flooding that accompanied Tropical Storm Irene, Gov. Peter Shumlin said his team asked him whether they should begin work to rebuild the Vermont State Hospital in Waterbury.

"I said 'no.' I said, 'As long as I've been in politics in Vermont that facility has not dignified the quality care that we should be giving to our most vulnerable patients,'" Shumlin said Tuesday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new state psychiatric hospital in Berlin.

The 25-bed Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital will begin housing patients with acute mental illness over the next several days, according to state officials.

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