New River Service Authority board convened Tuesday, Oct. 25, for a five-hour meeting that exposed as many unanswered questions as it settled old ones.
The board is charged with overseeing the dissolution of New River Behavioral HealthCare after information emerged in August that the roughly 45-year-old organization was facing a dire financial and managerial crisis. ...
While Tuesday’s meeting settled a number of pressing matters, other parts of the New River dissolution are still unsure. ...
The board was caught off guard when [Sharon Wilcox, interim CEO of New River Behavioral HealthCare] said that Smoky Mountain Center, the local management entity for the five counties, had set a deadline for midnight Tuesday, Oct. 25, to receive a plan for what New River would do with its patients’ medical records. ...
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Five counties opt to dissolve their mental-health service area
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