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Tight state funds creating bottleneck in mental health system; Willmar's newest facility feeling the squeeze


WILLMAR -- Since it began taking patients in September, Willmar's new 16-bed mental health hospital has been at or near capacity, but a shortage of state and federal funds is creating a "bottleneck" in where those patients go when they're discharged.

Kevin Bollin, director of Willmar's Community Behavioral Health Hospital, told the Kandiyohi County Commissioners this week that that the average stay for clients at the hospital should be 14 to 17 days.

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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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