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Coryell County: MHMR building renovations complete

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Posted: Monday, September 23, 2013 5:29 pm | Updated: 5:33 pm, Mon Sep 23, 2013.

GATESVILLE – Work to convert a wing of the Coryell County MHMR building into a mental health services center is finished and the center can open Sept. 30, Commissioner Don Jones told the commissioners’ court Monday.

“We’re done,” said Jones, who supervised the renovation project. “We want to open up within a week.”

The county was pushing to complete the work by Sept. 30 so the center would be eligible for fiscal year 2013 federal grant money, County Judge John Firth said.

The north wing of the 70-year-old building, which was once the county hospital, will have eight beds for a 24/7 transitional mental health unit that is part of a four-year project funded through a Section 1115 Medicaid waiver that will provide $1.50 federal matching funds for every $1 of local money.

In July, the county budgeted $44,400 for the renovation, and Jones said the project was completed within the budget.

Read full story in Tuesday's Killeen Daily Herald.

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