The CenterPointe Behavioral Health System is just about ready for its new 72-bed facility in Columbia to begin operating.
St. Louis-based CenterPointe celebrated the new behavioral health hospital with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday. Some 300 people, including Gov. Mike Parson and Columbia Mayor Brian Treece, attended the ceremony, according to a press release.
The hospital will provide inpatient and outpatient services. It’s designed to offer an alternative treatment option for people who might otherwise wind up in emergency rooms, the Columbia Missourian reports.
The hospital will bring 150 jobs to the Columbia area, according to CenterPointe.
The $21 million facility is expected to officially open within the next few weeks.