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Coos Bay’s local hospital had plans to close its behavioral health unit, community outcry kept it open
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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.Contact “Think Out Loud®”If you’d like to comment on any of the topics in this show or suggest a topic of your own, please get in touch with us on Facebook or Twitter, send an email to thinkoutloud@opb.org, or you can leave a voicemail for us at 503-293-1983. The call-in phone number during...