Baylor medical center in Dallas closes inpatient psychiatric unit
Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas has closed its inpatient psychiatric unit, eliminating nine beds reserved for mental-health patients. Advocates for mental-health patients say the loss of Baylor's psychiatric unit will exacerbate an already serious shortage of psychiatric hospital beds in Texas. However, a Baylor spokeswoman noted that the medical center's psychiatric unit had been underutilized, perhaps because of the growth of specialty psychiatric hospitals.
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