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Minn. State Hospitals Conditions at 'Crisis Point'


By Cathryn Jakicic Health Care Facilities

Minnesota state hospitals conditions are at a "crisis point" according to state officials. The healthcare facilities have a backlog of tens of millions of dollars worth of renovations, according to an article on the Campus Safety website.

Issues include failing critical infrastructure and other problems raising health concerns.

Governor Mark Dayton has proposed a $63.4 million package to repair some of the worst issues across the state’s roughly 200 treatment facilities, which include psychiatric hospitals and group homes.

The governor’s proposal followed an announcement by the Minnesota Department of Administration that approximately 20 percent of the space in Minnesota’s treatment centers are in “poor or crisis condition.”

Read the article.

  This Quick Read was submitted by Cathryn Jakicic, Healthcare Industries Editor, FacilitiesNet. For about hospital campuses and other medical facilities, visit https://www.facilitiesnet.com/healthcarefacilities.

 

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