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Why you should consider geography in your architecture and design

August 4, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom

Geography is often a key factor in shaping the design of a behavioral healthcare facility and can influence design choices such as color, materials, lighting or structural elements of a building.

Integrity Inc., Willow Tree Center announce merger in New Jersey

July 11, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The Willow Tree Center in Morris Plains, N.J., will provide addiction treatment and recovery services as a member of the Integrity Inc. network.

Sunspire Health opens Key Largo, Fla., treatment program

July 8, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Sunspire Health’s newest addiction treatment program provides dialectical behavioral therapy, as well as individual and group therapy sessions.

Pediatric inpatient units, outpatient clinics require a special touch

June 21, 2016  |  Kevin Turner

Designers must create therapeutic environments carefully tuned to the needs of children and adolescents.

Seattle providers bring seamless care to new behavioral unit

June 2, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

As deinstitutionalization continues to reduce state hospital beds across the U.S., a new 22-bed inpatient unit at Swedish Ballard gives the Seattle area a community-based care facility that specializes in comorbid disorders.

Foundations unveils Detroit outpatient facility

May 20, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

Foundations Recovery Network opens Foundations Detroit to provide integrated outpatient treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues.

Consider cognitive impairment and the psychiatric environment

May 17, 2016  |  Kevin Turner

Cognitive impairment can become a trigger for the patient’s symptoms, and of course, one of the goals of a psychiatric care setting is to avoid triggering those symptoms so the patient can begin to experience wellness.

Florida Dept. of Corrections, offender re-entry center reach agreement

May 12, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor

The Bridges of America re-entry program in Broward County will refer clients to another Bridges facility, allowing the DOC to move ahead with plans to repurpose the center’s space.

Offender re-entry center in Florida facing closure

May 11, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
Despite harsh criticism for its plan, the Florida Department of Corrections intends to convert a community transition facility into office space, pledging to find treatment options for affected inmates elsewhere.

Psychiatric hospital design caters to patient populations

April 21, 2016  |  Julia Brown

North Tampa Behavioral Health, a 53,000 square foot, 75 bed acute psychiatric hospital located in Wesley Chapel, Fla., opened in October 2013 under Acadia Healthcare. 


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