Beacon bombs, blames reporting – Wilson Daily Times

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Jan. 9, 2010 (McClatchy-Tribune Regional News delivered by Newstex) — A local agency that oversees mental health services takes too long assisting people who ask for help and need either urgent and routine care, according to a new state report.

The Beacon Center scored beneath the 65 percent state performance requirement in most areas according to the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services quarterly report in December. That report is “intended to capture how well people are getting into care and continuing care in their chosen community,” said Beverly Bell, liaison for the Division of Mental Health and The Beacon Center.

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