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Tennessee Company Completes Buy of West Virginia Hospital


A Tennessee company has completed its purchase of a West Virginia psychiatric hospital and two affiliates. 

Brentwood, Tennessee-based Meridian Behavioral Health Systems announces Wednesday the conclusion of the purchase of Charleston’s Highland Hospital, which has 80 acute-care beds along with a 24-bed residential treatment facility for children.

Included in the sale is Highland Health Center, a 16-bed substance abuse treatment and detoxification program, and outpatient provider Process Strategies.

Meridian says there will be no changes in programs, staff and local leadership at Highland, which is the largest provider of behavioral health care services in southern West Virginia.