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Changes to the state's mental health services will have a big impact on the 16-bed Community Behavioral Health Hospital in Willmar. Jobs will likely be lost at the facility and its mission will be revamped in-line with the changes. The facility opened in 2008. Tribune photo by Ron Adams

State redesign of mental health services means changes for Willmar hospital as well as closures statewide, 200 job losses

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Changes to Minnesota's mental health services will mean eliminating 200 full-time jobs, closing several community mental health hospitals and revamping the psychiatric hospital in Willmar.


The changes will occur over the next 15 months and save $17 million from the state Department of Human Services' operating budget.

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Carolyn Lange
A reporter for more than 30 years, Carolyn Lange covers county government and regional news with the West Central Tribune.
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