For several months, Sarpy County officials and representatives from the Sarpy County Mental Health Leadership Team have been meeting with potential partners to help the county establish a mental health crisis stabilization center.
At this time, Sarpy County is actively pursuing a partnership with Nebraska Medicine.
“Every expert we spoke with said putting the facility near a medical center was going to be crucial to our success, both in terms of care and staffing,” said Sarpy County Commissioner Jim Warren, who also serves on the Mental Health Leadership Team. “A partnership with Nebraska Medicine opens the possibility of locating directly on the Nebraska Medicine-Bellevue campus.”
Sarpy’s discussions with Nebraska Medicine are in the preliminary phases, and no formal agreement is in place yet.
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