Nashoba Publishing, Posted: 08/28/2015 07:33:03 AM EDT
By: Hiroko Sato MediaNews
DEVENS — Last year, about 2,200 mental-health and substance-abuse patients from Central Massachusetts had to go outside the region to get emergency care because local hospitals had no available beds.
And those who did get help locally waited as long as 17 hours in emergency rooms, according to Michael Krupa, CEO of Winchester-based Health Partners of New England.
Krupa’s wish to help these patients access the care they need is about to become a reality as Health Partners of New England and GFI Partners, a Boston-based real-estate advisory firm, are together building a 75,000-square-foot hospital in Devens.