St. Tammany Parish Government and Northlake Behavioral Health Finalize Sale of Facility
The final sale of the Northlake Behavioral Health facility at the appraised value of $6.7 million, is now complete. St. Tammany Parish Government and Northlake Behavioral Health finalized the remaining details of the closing on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The facility is a portion of the property that the Parish purchased from the State of Louisiana early in 2015. With the completion of this sale the Brister administration’s vision for developing a comprehensive system of behavioral health care in St. Tammany, known as Safe Haven, makes forward progress.
“This is another milestone reached in what will be a lengthy, but worthwhile journey,” said Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President. “Upon its completion, we will have created a model of a private/public partnership that other communities will seek to emulate, and we will have not only sustained the availability of behavioral health care in our community, we will have elevated the caliber of that care and reached a larger portion of the population in need.”
“With the completion of the purchase of this facility, we are extremely pleased to be able to continue to provide behavioral health services to the St. Tammany community,” said Richard Kramer, Chief Executive Officer of Northlake Behavioral Health. “We look forward to the unfolding of Parish President Brister’s vision for Safe Haven, and how we can lend value to the overall mission of great behavioral health care for our community.”
In March of 2015, St. Tammany Parish Government purchased the site of Northlake Behavioral Health, formerly the site of Southeast Louisiana Hospital, and the surrounding acreage from the State of Louisiana after the state announced the facility was to be closed.