A new psychiatric hospital is expected to bring more than 100 jobs and crisis care to Sussex County in two years.
The News Journal of Wilmington reports that a groundbreaking event was held Wednesday for the $25 million, 93,000-square foot psychiatric hospital and treatment center in Georgetown.
Officials estimate the 90-bed center, run by New Jersey-based SUN Behavioral Health, will be open for patients by May 2018.
In addition to outpatient space and inpatient beds, the center will include an outdoor courtyard, indoor recreation center and expanded waiting areas.
It will also support 133 full-time jobs.
Mental health advocates and state officials say the facility will fill a much-needed gap in Sussex County, where more than 32,000 adults were diagnosed with a depression disorder in 2014.