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Durham group proposes hospital for eating disorders

Posted July 9

— A Durham organization that treats people with eating disorders has applied for state permission to open a 25-bed specialty behavioral health hospital for adults with disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge-eating.

Veritas Collaborative LLC wants to open the $9.1 million hospital at 2812 Erwin Road, down the street from Duke University Hospital. If approved by state regulators, the hospital would open in 2018.

The 2014 State Medical Facilities Plan identified a need in North Carolina for 25 beds to serve adults with identified eating disorders.

The state Division of Health Service Regulation has scheduled a public hearing for the project at 2 p.m. Aug. 20 in the Haywood Gym on the Dorothea Dix Campus, at 805 Ruggles Drive in Raleigh.

Anyone may file written comments concerning the proposal by July 31, 2014, by mailing them to Certificate of Need Section, Division of Health Service Regulation, 2704 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-2704.

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