Veterans Affairs officials and mental health experts join U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui, third from right, and facility medical director Dr. Denise Kellaher, standing behind the lecturn, at a ribbon-cutting grand-opening ceremony for the new Northern California VA Mather Hospital Inpatient Behavioral Health Center.
Veterans Affairs officials and mental health experts join U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui, third from right, and facility medical director Dr. Denise Kellaher, standing behind the lecturn, at a ribbon-cutting grand-opening ceremony for the new Northern California VA Mather Hospital Inpatient Behavioral Health Center. Jon-Nolan Paresa
Veterans Affairs officials and mental health experts join U.S. Rep. Doris Matsui, third from right, and facility medical director Dr. Denise Kellaher, standing behind the lecturn, at a ribbon-cutting grand-opening ceremony for the new Northern California VA Mather Hospital Inpatient Behavioral Health Center. Jon-Nolan Paresa
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New 16-bed facility at VA Mather Center opens for veterans in crisis

April 09, 2015 03:21 PM

UPDATED April 10, 2015 11:41 AM

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