CARO (AP) — Plans are moving forward to replace a more than century-old facility for people in Michigan with serious mental illness with a new psychiatric hospital.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday at the site where the Caro Psychiatric Hospital about 80 miles north of Detroit is expected to be completed in 2021.READ MORE: Michigan Reports 16,590 New COVID-19 Cases, 127 Deaths
Gov. Rick Snyder says the hospital will help meet Michigan’s long-term psychiatric care needs. It’s expected to have room for 200 adults, up 50 from the current facility.READ MORE: Ford Delays Return To Office For 30,000 Workers Due To COVID Concerns
Built in 1913, the existing Caro Center opened in 1914 as the Caro Farm Colony for Epileptics, serving as the only state residential treatment center for people with seizure disorders until 1997. The facility currently provides services for adults with serious mental illness from 48 Michigan counties.MORE NEWS: New York City Announces First-In-The-Nation Vaccine Mandate For Private Companies
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