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"If we build it, they will come." I have seen patients get pushed from the county level to the state hospital because the county "can't overspend its budget." If people have to be hospitalized--and some do--the closer to home the better. Good Sam in Corvallis has an excellent facility. Part of that is, it's not too big. My relative has said, "If there has to be this kind of place, this is probably as good as it gets." And it's way cheaper than the state hospital. Once you get in that place, you don't get out for a long time.
It's needed for forensics patients, but not even all of them need to go to the state hospital. It's used for geriatric patients, I don't know if that's necessary.
If you can't even staff it--why build it?
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