NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Burke Center has
always had a home in Nacogdoches, but today they celebrate its newest location. No longer do individuals and families with mental health issues have to go all over town for services. Adult, children and substance abuse treatment are all under one roof. And in November, a psychiatric emergency service center will be added. Burke Center CEO, Susan Rushing said, " We were really out of space. We couldn't grow any more. We didn't have room for all the services that we did have to offer so by putting it all in one building we will be able to better accomodates our programs. "
Burke Center board chairman Murphy George and businessman A.L. Mangham combined their negotiating skills, convincing Nacogdoches Medical Center to sell the property. Medical Center CEO Gary Stokes said, " We've had a shortage of mental health and being able to expand their services all the people in the entire area will benefit form that. "