Here comes the SUN: New psychiatric hospital christened in Georgetown

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GEORGETOWN — Behavioral healthcare becomes localized in Sussex County this week as the SUN is set to rise.

Local and state officials gathered Monday to christen the official arrival of SUN Behavioral Delaware — a 90-bed behavioral health hospital that will provide needed treatment in lower Delaware.

High noon on Tuesday marked the admission process for the first patient referrals.

“In the last 24 hours I’ve had two phone calls about how to get admitted,” said 37th District State Rep. Ruth Briggs King, among the speakers at the Monday ribbon cutting.

“So, we know right away that this is going to be a great answer to so many questions and challenges that we have.”

Located in Georgetown’s College Park development across from Delaware Technical Community College, the two-story, 93,000-square-foot psychiatric hospital will initially provide inpatient services and expand to other services, including outpatient in the not-so-distant future.

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