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Monday, October 3, 2011

New River Behavioural Health TO CLOSE!

New River Behavioral Health: Closing PDF Print E-mail
Written by Steve Frank   
Monday, 03 October 2011 06:41 PM
Official word has come that New River Behavioral Health Care is closing.  Brian Ingraham, CEO of New River's parent organization, Smoky Mountain Center, issued a statement dated late Thursday
Thanks to Steve Frank GoBlueRidge.Net (click here for full article)'


See also our previous post here.











To:                  SMC Providers

From:             Brian Ingraham, CEO of Smoky Mountain Center LME

Subject:        Announcement of Closing of New River Behavioral HealthCare

Date:              September 29, 2011

Smoky Mountain Center learned today that New River Behavioral Healthcare, a major service provider in Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Watauga and Wilkes Counties, has decided to cease operations.  New River Behavioral Healthcare has a long history of providing services to individuals with mental health, substance abuse, and intellectual and developmental disability needs.

7 comments:

Reader said...

Must be a terrible allegation.

Anonymous said...

What allegation?

NewGuy said...

Jefferson Post Article:

http://www.jeffersonpost.com/view/full_story/15879520/article-Counties-draft-plan-to-correct-New-River-Behavioral-Healthcare-s-finances?instance=home_news_lead

G.I.G said...

sounds like shenanigans to me maybe someone got caught with a hand in the cookie jar ?

NewGuy said...

Medicaid fraud is the rumor out there....but I haven't heard anything specific.

NewGuy said...

Fraud investigation? Steve Frank has more..

http://www.goblueridge.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13375:call-for-fraud-investigation-at-nrmh&catid=1

inquiring mind said...

The 5:00 meeting at County Commission Board room should be interesting. Maybe a short closed session followed by board discussion and decision??? Expect exChairman Deal to take center stage.