By Bobby Horn Jr.
Special to the Journal
Construction of a $1.2 Million 24-bed mental health wing at CHRISTUS St. Michael- Atlanta is expected to be completed by mid-December.
The expansion is a joint project between Community Healthcore, which is the mental health and intellectual disability governing authority for Bowie, Cass, Gregg, Harrison, Marion, Panola, Red River, Rusk and Upshur counties, and Christus St. Michael.
Community Healthcore Executive Director Inman White said that they have been waiting for a long time to bring a new level of mental health care to Cass and surrounding counties. “Years of planning have gone into it,” he said. “We started working on this seven years ago. We didn’t have the ability to get people into beds for observation and evaluation.”