Bluegrass Regional Mental Health-Mental Retardation Board

Local News
3:32 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

UK to Take Over Management of Eastern State Hospital

A new Eastern State Hospital is under construction at UK's Coldstream Research Campus

The University of Kentucky will replace the struggling Bluegrass Mental Health-Mental Retardation Board in overseeing the Eastern State psychiatric hospital in Lexington. 

Officials announced the new agreement between UK and the state Cabinet for Health & Family Services today at the university’s Coldstream Research Campus, where construction of a new Eastern State complex is underway.

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Local News
3:19 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Audit: Mental Health Agency Execs Misspent, Mismanaged

A state audit has found spending and management problems at a Lexington nonprofit agency that provides mental health care, including the management of two state-owned facilities.

Auditor Adam Edelen says in the report that executives at Bluegrass Regional Mental Health-Mental Retardation Board awarded themselves benefits worth millions of dollars without scrutiny from the agency's board of directors.

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