Gov. pushing new psych hospital at Junction City



JUNCTION CITY, Ore. (AP) — Gov. John Kitzhaber told a town hall meeting in Junction City Wednesday he’s committed to building a psychiatric care facility in the city as part of a plan for community-based mental health care in Oregon.

He said the Junction City facility is needed to replace aging psychiatric hospitals that will close in Portland and Pendleton.

The Register Guard reports ( ) the Legislature will have to approve $29 million in construction bonds to keep plans on schedule to open a Junction City hospital in 2015.


Information from: The Register-Guard,