Hospital Upgrades in the Works

Bond proposal for new Fulton State Hospital would cost $211M

POSTED: 02:14 PM CST Feb 10, 2013    UPDATED: 04:23 AM CDT Mar 25, 2013 

A new Fulton State Hospital hinges on a massive new bonding proposal working its way through the Capitol. That's because the proposal for a new 300-bed, high-security hospital would cost $211 million. Mental Health Department officials say ditching the old building could save $3 million in utilities, staffing and worker's compensation. It would also make it a safer facility and opens up beds for treatment of sexually violent offenders.