Safe Haven Timeline
NAMI St. Tammany Day Center Ribbon Cutting
Safe Haven Executive Board holds meeting at NAMI St. Tammany Day Center.
St. Tammany Parish awarded funding to support resiliency project at Safe Haven campus through the Louisiana's Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments (LA SAFE) initiative.
Groundbreaking of NAMI Day Center renovation.
The search for a facility operator begins in earnest.
Conduct open to the public, Town Hall style meeting to present Safe Haven planning and implementation strategy at St. Dymphna Chapel on the Safe Haven Campus.
St. Tammany Parish Government hires consultant, Kurt Salmon, to provide Safe Haven master facility planning and implementation strategy.
A deal, in principal, was reached with the existing hospital operator, Northlake Behavioral Health, to purchase the existing facility at the appraised value of $6.7 million. An ordinance will be introduced at the December St. Tammany Parish Council meeting, and is expected to be adopted in January. The closing is expected to happen in early 2016.
St. Tammany Parish Government and Recreation District #1, Pelican Park in Mandeville signed the final closing documents on the $1 million purchase of a 100.387 acre portion of land from St. Tammany Parish Government for future use by the Recreation District.
On March 26, 2015 the Act of Sale for the purchase of Southeast Louisiana State Hospital and surrounding acreage to St. Tammany Parish Government, was officially recorded by the Clerk of Court. The $15,480,000 purchase encompassed 293.86 acres which includes the Southeast Louisiana Hospital site. A portion of the acreage, it was announced, will be used for the Parish’s mitigation bank, and part of the land will be used for the Mandeville bypass road, a joint endeavor with St. Tammany Parish Government, the City of Mandeville and Pelican Park, announced in July of 2014.
Cooperative Endeavor Agreements between the Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, St. Tammany Parish and Meridian Behavioral Health Services were signed, which allowed the continuation of psychiatric care that St. Tammany and the Northshore desperately needed, and the hospital remained open.
Pat Brister, St. Tammany Parish President, releases statement on the effort by Parish Government and the State of Louisiana to keep Southeast Hospital open and running.