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Recovery hospital to be built

Friday, November 23, 2012

Jackson Recovery Centers have announced plans to build a $9 million Child and Adolescent Recovery Hospital in Sioux City.

Jackson Recovery Centers offers treatment services for addictions related to gambling, drugs and alcohol at Siouxland locations such as 19 Lincoln St. S.E. in Le Mars.

The building construction for the child and adolescent recovery hospital in Sioux City is expected to be completed in the spring of next year, according to a press release.

Jackson's hospital plans include a 12-bed child and adolescent psychiatric crisis and stabilization unit and 72 inpatient beds for adolescents with substance abuse and co-occurring psychiatric issues.

The new facility will also provide for expansion of child and adolescent outpatient, family education and prevention programs, the press release stated.

The new 48,000-square-foot building will be constructed on undeveloped land on West Fourth Street, west of River Hills Recovery Center, in Sioux City.

Construction is slated to be completed in spring 2014.

The completed hospital would provide 25 more jobs, adding about $1.4 million in salaries and benefits to the agency's payroll and to Siouxland, the press release also stated.

Jackson will provide approximately $3 million to pay for the project and will request the remaining $6 million from Woodbury County government through the sale of bank qualified tax-exempt bonds.

Jackson Recovery is committed to meeting the ever-changing addiction-related needs of the area, said Kermit Dahlen, Jackson President and CEO in the press release.

"This hospital will fill a gap in services in Siouxland for children and adolescents suffering from mental health and addiction-related issues," he said.

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