Rep. Ashford: Psychiatric Hospital To Undergo Electrical Upgrades
Project will replace eight outdated Air Handling Units

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) recently announced the release of $45,947 in state funds for the replacement of multiple Air Handling Units at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital in Lucas County.

“The comfort of patients is of the utmost importance for effective treatment and recovery,” said Ashford. “This replacement project will improve the quality of hospital patient’s stay and bring the electrical units up to current efficiency standards, saving energy and cutting costs.”

The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission will complete the project, which includes the replacement of eight roof-top Air Handling Units and electronic controls that provide fresh air and air conditioning in the Annex building of the psychiatric hospital. A recent inspection determined these units are well past their expected life span, with replacement parts being extremely rare or nonexistent, and do not meet current efficiency standards.

The Northwest Psychiatric Hospital in Toledo is one of six regional psychiatric hospitals that operate under the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. These specialized facilities provide short-term, intensive treatment to patients in both inpatient and community-supported environments. They also deliver comprehensive care to patients committed by criminal courts.

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