Financially troubled Fairbanks Community Behavioral Health Center will close Monday and Tuesday and reopen Wednesday under a new name and operator. Anchorage Community Mental Health has assumed a state grant for the Fairbanks facility and is taking over its management. Fairbanks center interim executive director Jake Poole said staffing is the focus of next week’s two-day closure.
Poole stressed that qualified Fairbanks center employees have first priority for the jobs.
The Fairbanks non-profit mental health provider is $1.2. million in debt, and plans to pursue reorganization under Chapter 11 bankruptcy. It could resume independent operation next year when the state requests proposals for a new mental health provider grant.