Rep. Ziemke: Fayette Regional Hospital receives grant to build new detox unit

Posted by: Zach Weismiller  | Thursday, August 17, 2017 3:00 pm

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 17, 2017) – “Heroin and opioid addiction continues to plague communities throughout Indiana, contributing to a growing mental health crisis. In Fayette County, we have seen firsthand the devastating effects of this terrible disease. In fact, our community has the highest rate of non-fatal emergency room visits caused by opioid overdoses in the entire state.

“Beginning next year, Fayette Regional Hospital’s new detoxification unit will help patients receive the treatment and support they need to manage their drug withdrawal symptoms and begin a path to recovery. With 46 new beds and additional medical staff, the hospital can now extend the same high quality and compassionate health care to more Hoosiers suffering from drug addiction. Thank you to Fayette Regional’s leadership team and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration for working together to make this possible.”

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State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) represents House District 55, which includes
all of Fayette County and portions of Decatur, Franklin, Ripley and Rush counties.

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