October 2, 2019
A Longview, TX inpatient behavioral hospital that has closed and re-opened twice since the summer of 2016 is trying for a third time. Specifically, the hospital, at 22 Bermuda Lane, is scheduled to re-open soon as Heroes Mile West. According to the Longview News-Journal, John McKinnon applied for a certificate of occupancy for the 76-bed facility. Oglethorpe Inc. in Tampa, FL, is listed as the facility’s parent company.
Oglethorpe had closed the hospital this past summer, two and a half years after opening it as Magnolia Behavioral Hospital. The company voluntarily surrendered its license to the Texas Health & Human Services Commission on July 1. Previous to that, Oglethorpe had operated the facility as Behavioral Hospital of Longview, but had shuttered it in 2016, after losing Medicare reimbursements.
For comments, questions or concerns, please contact Amy Sorter