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Douglas County Hospital may drop mental health service

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Concerned with rising costs and its ability to keep pace with increasing demand, Douglas County Hospital (DCH) is considering phasing out its mental health outpatient care unit.

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After more than 20 years as the primary mental health provider in the area, the hospital needs to reevaluate whether it can afford to keep providing mental health services, according to Bill Flaig, DCH chief executive officer.

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