North Carolina hospital receives $6.5M grant for mental health services

Charles A Cannon, Jr. Memorial Hospital in Linville, N.C., has received $6.5 million from the state to expand its mental health services, according to NC Health News.

The grant is part of an effort by North Carolina to increase inpatient services for mental health and substance abuse patients in rural parts of the state. The funding will be applied toward converting 30 medical beds into inpatient mental health beds.

Last year, Cannon Hospital received over 5,000 referrals for behavioral and mental health, but was only able to admit 560 patients. 

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