Western Wisconsin will soon be the home to one of
the most state-of-the-art mental health facilities
in the state.
The Trempealeau County Health Care Center recently
opened its new 27-million dollar facility.
The center houses more than 140 beds .
112 of which are used by people from across the state
with severe mental diseases .
making the health care center the largest of its kind
The health center's executive director says their
old building was built in the 70's .
and their needs and services have grown in that time.
The goal was to have a space that was safe, but yet
enhanced quality of life, and I think we've hit that
Now that patients are moved into the new facility
leaders at the health care center are looking into
their options for the future of the old building.