Link: http://www.scpr.org/news/2016/10/27/65578/ca-counties-look-to-private-firm-to-run-new-state/

By Annie Gilbertson
October 27, 2016

A statewide consortium of county mental health officials is planning to create California's first privately-run state mental health hospital. It says it's the fastest way to address the persistent shortage of beds for the state’s most dangerously and severely mentally ill.