CHATTANOOGA, TN. (Times Free Press) -- A former psychiatric hospital that closed with little public explanation nearly two years ago soon could reopen under new ownership if the state agrees to allow Parkridge Health System to take over the former Cumberland Hall facility.

The move would help Parkridge consolidate its psychiatric services, and would result in a net gain of seven psychiatric beds in the area at a cost of $7.7 million, according to the hospital's application filed with the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency.

This is the second attempt by Parkridge to move patients into the empty building after its 2010 closure under then-owner Psychiatric Solutions.

Parkridge officials originally announced the purchase of the building in mid-2010, with plans to change the name of the closed Cumberland Hall facility to Parkridge Valley Adult Services.

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A former psychiatric hospital that closed with little public explanation nearly two years ago soon could reopen under new ownership if the state agrees to allow Parkridge Health System to take over the former Cumberland Hall facility.

The move would help Parkridge consolidate its psychiatric services, and would result in a net gain of seven psychiatric beds in the area at a cost of $7.7 million, according to the hospital's application filed with the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency.

This is the second attempt by Parkridge to move patients into the empty building after its 2010 closure under then-owner Psychiatric Solutions.

Parkridge officials originally announced the purchase of the building in mid-2010, with plans to change the name of the closed Cumberland Hall facility to Parkridge Valley Adult Services.