State Approves Funding For NW Ohio Psych Hospital Updates
Ashford says over $140K in state funding will help improve quality of life and care for patients
December 14, 2015
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State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today announced the state approved over $140,000 for updates and renovations at the Northwest Ohio Psychiatric Hospital in Toledo (NOPH).

“I am pleased to see our community secure state funding for needed updates for this pillar of mental healthcare in our community,” said Rep. Ashford. “There is no doubt that, though modest, these updates will help improve the quality of life and care for patients.” 

Over $87,000 will be used to help the hospital overhaul its existing kitchen, which will centralize dietary needs of the patient population.

The hospital’s electrical system will be upgraded to meet emergency power needs, with $61,973 going toward a new transformer and a new generator. The current electrical backup system is unable to meet the demands of the hospital in the event of a power outage due to its advanced age.

The NOPH is certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and provides mental health treatment to patients referred by local mental health centers.

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