Construction underway on new behavioral health center

Southeast Behavorial Health Hospital

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KFVS) - Construction is underway on the new Southeast Behavioral Health Hospital near Interstate 55.

When it’s finished, the hospital will employ nearly 200 health professionals in a 102-bed facility.

Southeast Hospital is partnering with Universal Health Services to provide a new hospital that will be available for walk-ins and referrals.

“We hope it will be an inviting place and the community will see it as a resource and a place where people can go and get help and start the process of healing,” Ron Escarda, with Universal Health, said.

The new hospital will help with what Escarda said is a lack of behavioral health care services in the area.

The doors are expected to open for patients in December 2020.

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