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DHHS officials support changes

By Matthew Whittle
Published in News on September 22, 2010 1:46 PM

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News-Argus/MICHAEL BETTS

Work at Cherry Hospital, the state's psychiatric hospital for the eastern region, has become more dangerous since mental health reform began, state officials admit. However, they also say that new and improved processes and procedures are being put in place and that the new administration should be given time to make things better.

Despite all the recent problems at Cherry Hospital, the state psychiatric facility's administration seems to have the unwavering support of those higher up in the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. Recognizing that hospital director Philip Cook has...

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