Cardinal http://wfae.org en MeckLINK Saga Ends, Cardinal Takes Over County Mental Health http://wfae.org/post/mecklink-saga-ends-cardinal-takes-over-county-mental-health <p>As of today, the Mecklenburg County government no longer oversees mental health, substance abuse, or disability services for the county. MeckLINK—the organization it built to handle those services—closed today, as the larger, outside agency Cardinal Innovations takes over. MeckLINK operated for little over a year, but that tenure spurred fights with state lawmakers for control, cost the county millions of dollars, and contributed to the fall of two top county officials.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:02:04 +0000 Ben Bradford 48160 at http://wfae.org MeckLINK Saga Ends, Cardinal Takes Over County Mental Health Meck Commission Votes For Cardinal To Succeed MeckLINK http://wfae.org/post/meck-commission-votes-cardinal-succeed-mecklink <p>Mecklenburg County commissioners voted 7-2 last night to work out an agreement to turn oversight of mental health, substance abuse, and disability care to Cardinal Innovations, less than a year after the county launched its own agency, MeckLINK, at a cost of more than $8 million. The county started MeckLINK because of a state reorganization, and now it has to give it up because of another one.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 06 Nov 2013 16:04:09 +0000 Ben Bradford 38707 at http://wfae.org