Application to build $12.7 million psychiatric hospital in Columbia seeking approval

Dec 24, 2015

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A consultant has submitted an application to build a $12.7 million, 60-bed psychiatric hospital in southeast Columbia to the Missouri Health Facilities Review Committee.

The Columbia Missourian reports that the certificate of need application was submitted by Thomas Piper, CEO of MacQuest Consulting, on Wednesday.

Piper's proposed Columbia Behavioral Health Hospital would be operated by Oceans Behavioral Hospital of Columbia, part of a national behavioral health network that specializes in the care of older adults and seniors.

The application will be assessed based on cost, revenue and need.

If approved, the proposed hospital is expected to be completed in April 2017, and would open in May 2017.