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Sussex Psychiatric Hospital to Bring 133 Jobs, Crisis Care

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Elected officials and others gather in Georgetown for Wednesday's groundbreaking for a 90-bed inpatient psychiatric center in Georgetown (Photo credit: Delaware Economic Development Office) Elected officials and others gather in Georgetown for Wednesday's groundbreaking for a 90-bed inpatient psychiatric center in Georgetown (Photo credit: Delaware Economic Development Office)

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP)- A new psychiatric hospital is expected to bring more than 100 jobs and crisis care to Sussex County in two years.
    
A groundbreaking event was held Wednesday for the $25 million, 93,000-square-foot psychiatric hospital and treatment center in Georgetown.
    
Officials estimate the 90-bed center, run by New Jersey-based SUN Behavioral Health, will be open for patients by May 2018.
    
In addition to outpatient space and inpatient beds, the center will include an outdoor courtyard, indoor recreation center and expanded waiting areas.
    
It will also support 133 full-time jobs.
    
Mental health advocates and state officials say the facility will fill a much-needed gap in Sussex County, where more than 32,000 adults were diagnosed with a depression disorder in 2014.
    

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