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Birmingham hospitals win approval to add psychiatric beds

Birmingham Business Journal, November 20, 2008

Birmingham-based St. Vincent's East and Brookwood Medical Center have received Alabama approval to add psychiatric beds. Brookwood was given final approval to add 45 psychiatric beds to its current tally of 93. St. Vincent's East won approval to spend $6.7 million to construct and equip an 80-bed psychiatric unit. Both hospitals won emergency approval for psychiatric beds to absorb patients without care after the closing of Physicians Medical Center Carraway and its 95-bed psychiatric ward.