$150M Center for Inmates in Illinois; SNF-to-Detox Conversion in Connecticut

The Illinois Department of Corrections is building a $150 million mental health and general medicine treatment center in Joliet, Ill., to provide care for incarcerated patients who have mental illnesses or require long-term skilled nursing care.

WSPY FM 107.1 reported the news.

The 200-bed facility will provide services to both male and female patients and employ more than 400 people, including doctors, nurse practitioners, licensed psychologists, and correctional treatment officers, according to the station. Construction is expected to be complete in 2021.

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Former Connecticut Nursing Home Considered for Detox Facility

The Haven of Connecticut, which operates five inpatient residential detoxification facilities, is considering a former nursing home in Prospect, Conn., for its sixth facility, Citizen’s News reported.

The RegalCare at Prospect nursing home would be converted into a 40-bed inpatient residential detox facility that would offer a five- to 14-day treatment program for adults only, Matthew Cincogrono, national director of business development for Haven of Connecticut, said before Prospect’s Planning and Zoning Commission. People would attend only on a voluntary basis, and the goal is for the operator to partner with area hospitals for referrals.

The Haven of Connecticut only accepts private-pay residents and those with private insurance — and does not take state insurance, according to Matthias Peters-Kroll, an attorney with the firm Minnella, Tramuta & Edwards who is representing the company. He said the owner of the former nursing home has been in discussions with Haven to buy the building and the land, with the purchase contingent on obtaining zoning approval for the facility, according to Citizen’s News.

Consulate Property in Pa. Sells for $5.18M

The property at the Siemon’s Lakeview Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Somerset, Pa., was purchased by Grace Bay of Lawrence, N.Y., the Daily American reported. The facility was bought from Somerset RE of Alpharetta, Ga., the publication said, though the business itself remains owned by Consulate Health Care.

The total price for the buildings and the associated land was $5.18 million, the Daily American reported. Consulate had purchased Siemon’s in 2011, in partnership with Envoy Health Care.

The transaction will not affect the nursing home’s operations, Jennifer Trapp, vice president of corporate communications at Consulate, told the publication.

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