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Officials Release Details on Rawson-Neal Upgrades

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Nevada officials are releasing details about their $4 million plan to upgrade Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas.
 
The Las Vegas Sun newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/165VMIG ) state health and human services chief Mike Willden shared details Tuesday about a proposal going before the legislative Interim Finance Committee.
 
Willden says the money would help hire 23 new employees, including psychiatrists, nurses and social workers.
 
About $350,000 would be used to remodel a building on the Rawson-Neal campus to accommodate 22 beds for long-term patients.
 
The hospital came under fire this spring after The Sacramento Bee published the story of James Brown, a patient who was discharged to a Greyhound bus to Sacramento, where he knew nobody.
 
Rawson-Neal lost an independent agency's accreditation last week after deciding not to appeal the organization's demerit.
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Information from: Las Vegas Sun, http://www.lasvegassun.com  (AP) 

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