SCDHHS Awards Behavioral Health Crisis Stabilization Grants to 13 South Carolina Hospitals

The South Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (SCDHHS) announced it has awarded 13 South Carolina hospitals a total of $45.5 million to build specialized hospital-based emergency department units dedicated to behavioral health crises. The grants were awarded through the agency’s new behavioral health crisis stabilization grant program.

“This announcement represents months of hard work by the CaroNova team that has taken place behind the scenes in South Carolina. We are proud to support efforts by the Department of Health and Human Services to take on the current mental health crisis. Behavioral health is a critical issue facing both North and South Carolina, and we are pleased to be a part of the solution-finding process today.” – Julia Wacker, MSW, MSPH, President, Foundation, Executive Director, CaroNova
, Senior Vice President, North Carolina Healthcare Association 

CaroNova played a vital role in the advisory committee that helped guide SCDHHS’ behavioral health crisis stabilization grant program and contributed to the state’s collaborative investment in a new behavioral health hub in Florence, S.C.

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