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Psychiatric facility deactivates patient agreement with Larned State Hospital

Lack of state funding to blame

KHI News Service
NEWTON — A private psychiatric unit here has stopped accepting overflow patients from the state hospital in Larned because state money has dried up.
The state’s three hospitals for the mentally ill have frequently been full beyond capacity in recent years. Larned State Hospital has been over capacity four out of every five days for at least the past two years.
And Prairie View in Newton was one of two private facilities used by the state as backup for patients needing hospitalization. The other is Via Christi Health System’s inpatient unit in Wichita ...

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