The Putnam County Memorial Hospital held an open house Saturday to celebrate the opening of the new psych unit that will open by then end of the month.
This is a huge accomplishment for the small rural hospital considering it was 2 days from closing for good back in early 2012.
The psych unit already has a waiting list for admittance and will generally serve people with Alzheimerâ??s and other mental disabilities for approximately a 10 day period. The hospital has received state recognition for its turn around and expansion of services.
â??Well I was here last year and it's like night and day. Things have really turned around. Areas that need some upkeep to it have been completely renovated and within a week or two they're going to have a new wing of the hospital open up for some special care which will be needed and it will keep this hospital working in a very positive way,â?? said Nate Walker, 3rd District State Representative.