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Baptist Health CEO: Psych beds being cut in national trend because they're unprofitable

The Florida Times-Union, February 13, 2014

"My board looked at me and said, 'keep up the good work,' " said Hugh Greene, chief executive officer at Baptist. The $3 million loss at Baptist came as the hospital's Behavioral Health Department provided more services than it was reimbursed for and it's a problem that Greene said is endemic across the country. "Let me share some harsh realities from the hospital industry. Hospitals across our state and region and the nation have cut back on money-losing psychiatric beds," he said. But Baptist believes part of its mission is to try to meet the mental health needs of the community.