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Coos Bay’s local hospital had plans to close its behavioral health unit, community outcry kept it open

Back in May, Bay Area Hospital announced it would be closing its behavioral health unit due to rising costs. But after community outcry, the hospital found a way to stay open for another 12 months using funds provided by Advanced Health, which helps coordinate care for residents of Coos and Curry County on the Oregon Health Plan. Brian Moore is the President and CEO of the Bay Area Hospital. He joins us to share what led to the initial closure and how they will keep it open after the first year is up.

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