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Contact: Tom Lawrence
and Mark Van Sciver

Date: July 9, 2008

Broughton Hospital certified by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid

MORGANTON – Broughton Hospital is again certified to receive Medicaid and Medicare funds.

The hospital and the Department of Health and Human Services were notified today by letter (330 MB PDF) that the hospital is in full compliance with the clinical standards and Conditions of Participation for Acute Care Hospitals and the Special Conditions of Participation for Psychiatric Hospitals by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Dr. Art Robarge, acting director of Broughton Hospital, said the hospital will be eligible to begin drawing Medicare and Medicaid funds as of June 20.  According to Robarge, Broughton Hospital will typically receive approximately $1 million a month in Medicaid and Medicare funds.

“Broughton Hospital remains committed to its mission of providing the finest mental health services available to the people we serve here in western North Carolina,” Robarge said. “I am proud of the staff and community who all pulled together to help us achieve our certification.”

Broughton Hospital is the second oldest state psychiatric hospital. Its first patient was admitted in 1883. It serves the 27 westernmost counties. Broughton has 313 beds. This July, the state plans to begin the design for the construction of a new Broughton Hospital building.




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