SunLink Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE MKT: SSY) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Chestatee Regional Hospital, opened Changing Seasons, a 10-bed geriatric psychiatric unit in Dahlonega, GA, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Callaway Community Hospital opened Kingdom Senior Solutions, a 19-bed geriatric psychiatric unit in Fulton, MO.
Chestatee’s Changing Seasons unit is a new service for individuals coping with life issues relating to senior years. The 10-bed inpatient program resulted from renovations in the existing hospital which have been under development for the past several months and began admitting patients on July 2, 2012. Changing Seasons is unique for the Chestatee region and serves communities in Lumpkin, Dawson, White and nearby counties.
Callaway’s Kingdom Senior Solutions, is also a new service for individuals coping with life issues relating to the senior years. Kingdom Senior Solutions 19-bed inpatient program is the culmination of the extensive renovation of two hospital wings which have been under development for the past several months and began seeing patients on June 28, 2012. Kingdom Senior Solutions is unique for the Fulton and Callaway County Communities as well as the Kingdom area.
Robert Thornton, SunLink’s Chairman and CEO said “Older adults have special physical, emotional and social needs. The specialized care offered in these new facilities will be managed comprehensively, allowing families the opportunity to be involved with their loved one’s care.” Thornton continued, “These programs represent a new service which is in high demand in these communities and underscores the hospitals’ commitments to invest in services which their communities need.”SunLink Health Systems, Inc. is the parent company of subsidiaries that operate hospitals and related businesses in the Southeast and Midwest, and a specialty pharmacy company in Louisiana. Each hospital is the only hospital in its community and is operated locally with a strategy of linking patients’ needs with dedicated physicians and healthcare professionals to deliver quality efficient medical care. For additional information on SunLink Health Systems, Inc., please visit the company’s website at www.sunlinkhealth.com.