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Southeast Regional Crisis Center breaks ground

Garrett Short
Created: June 23, 2020 07:41 PM

(ABC 6 News) - The Southeast Regional Crisis Center in Rochester broke ground Tuesday.

The center will serve 10 counties in southeast Minnesota, offering mental health care to citizens 24/7. The Olmsted Medical Center and Mayo Clinic collaborated to create a center that specializes in mental health. As more attention is paid to mental health, this became a necessity for the area.

"It just fills such a big void in our healthcare system; kind of that void between an emergency situation that ends up in an emergency room where we're maybe not best suited to take care of these. To have a facility like this is just fantastic," Olmsted Medical Center Dr. James Hoffmann said.

Minnesota Senator Dave Senjem has been advocating for the crisis center for years. To see it finally starting to take shape has made him thankful for all the help and unselfish work from those involved.

"It's exciting to see the dirt moving. It's real now. It's gone from an idea to reality. I just look forward to the completion of this project and frankly its application within our community and our region. It'll be what we need and what we've needed for a long time," Senjem said.

The center is excpected to be open in the spring of 2021.


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