Budget Hearing News #2

January 08, 2016

Thanks to Jack Wall, Wall Residences, for the up date that the biggest topic in the Wytheville hearing was the possible closure of Catawba Hospital.  Approximately 1/2 of the comments were on that topic. In anticipation of the DBHDS proposal to close Catawba Hosptial, the Board decided to add the following to our Legislative Agenda for 2016: “Support the creation of viable communitybased services in a sustainable business model, which includes as appropriate level of revenue over cost to meet quality standards, in advance of any reduction in functional capacity of a DBHDS state facility.” We attempted to weave in several concepts in one statement without making it too wordy! The entire Legislative Agenda is here!