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VCU Begins Construction of New Children's Psychiatric Facility
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Virginia Commonwealth University Health System broke ground Thursday on the new Virginia Treatment Center for Children pediatric psychiatric facility that will provide increased access to clinical care for children from across the state.
The new state-of-the-art pediatric behavioral health center will replace the current 50-year-old facility located on VCU Medical Center's downtown campus, and will feature technology and architectural designs tailored to creating a therapeutic environment. Patient areas were designed to meet the age-specific, special needs of children and adolescents and to support the needs of families.
Slated to be completed by fall 2017, this 32-bed facility will be almost 120,000 square feet and will house inpatient units, outpatient behavioral health office, a Children's Mental Health Resource Center and the Commonwealth Institute for Child and Family Studies, the research arm of VTCC. The facility will be constructed on the Brook Road Campus of Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU, 2924 Brook Rd.Read more at news.vcu.edu