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New psychiatric hospital to relieve pressure at Mishawaka, Bremen locations

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A psychiatric hospital for people with severe medical and neurological conditions is expected to open next year in northwest Indiana.

The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports that NeuroBehavioral Hospital will have more than 70 inpatient beds. The hospital will specialize in treating dementia as well as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseases. Patients typically stay about two weeks until they’re stabilized.

Christy Gilbert is president and board member of parent company NeuroPsychiatric Hospitals. She says the company’s other facilities in Mishawaka, Indianapolis and Bremen received so many patients from northwest Indiana that the company decided to open a location in the region.

The facility will begin hiring up to 200 employees later this year or early next year. Nearly 20 employees will specialize in psychiatry, internal medicine and neurology.

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