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Binghamton Psychiatric Facility To Close

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The Greater Binghamton Health Center is expected to be shut down in the coming year.

The New York State Office of Mental Health has announced plans to close several facilities, including the site on Binghamton’s East Side.

The former Binghamton Psychiatric Center at one time had thousands of patients. In recent years, the number of beds at the facility had been slashed to about 100.

A psychiatric hospital in Elmira also is targeted for closure in 2014.

State officials say psychiatric services in the region will be merged to a pair of inpatient facilities. One in Syracuse would serve adults with 185 beds; the second in Utica would serve children and adolescents with 75 beds.

State Senator Thomas Libous and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo were not immediately available to comment on the planned closing of the Binghamton facility.

 

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