SEMHS reschedules Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for August 7th

Acorn Construction is managing the project to build a new facility for Southeast Mental Health Services

La Junta, CO—June 1, 2012—Southeast Mental Health Services

Southeast Mental Health Services announced today that an open house to celebrate the completion of their new building will take place on Tuesday, August 7th, rather than the date that had been previously announced.  “Mother Nature became uncooperative during April and May with several thunderstorms, causing the delay of the late-June Ribbon Cutting Ceremony we had planned,” said Rob Nicklos, Maintenance and Facilities Director.

“The new building is very close to becoming a reality, with occupancy and client services beginning late June/early July,” said Nicklos.    The location of the new building allows for better integration of client care and services due to its close proximity to other healthcare campus facilities.

The public will be invited to tour the facility after the 2:00 PM ceremony on August 7th.  Over the next few weeks, passersby will see a water-wise landscape taking shape, while the interior finishes are being completed.  A donor memorial is being constructed off the back patio to honor the individuals and foundations that made substantial gifts to the project.

“This building is symbolic of the fresh approach our agency is taking toward integrated care,” said Becky Otteman, CEO/Executive Director.  “Several years ago, we realized it was necessary for behavioral health services to be across the street—not across town—from the other health care services offered in Lamar.  The new facility is one important part of our overall strategy to work more closely with the healthcare community for the benefit of the citizens of Prowers County.”


Nancy Harris King
Development Director
Southeast Behavioral Health Group
711 Barnes Avenue
La Junta, CO 81050

719-383-5459 office
719-980-0914 cell

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