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Big-picture design trends reflect changing industry needs

November 5, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Comprehensive, connected care calls for flexible open designs in your facility.

Apply coffeehouse rules to group spaces

October 30, 2015  |  Kevin Turner

For those who aren't especially comfortable being in a crowd, consider arranging furniture in way that gives them some choices.

Springstone opens new hospital in Cleveland

October 27, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

The newly-opened hospital is the 10th location in the portfolio and offers inpatient and outpatient services as well as holistic therapies to adults and seniors.

New center provides preventive services, calming space for families

October 20, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

The Home for Little Wanderer’s Family Resource Center is part of an almost 10-year journey to make a statewide network of family-oriented community resource centers a reality.

Tune up your lighting choices

October 16, 2015  |  Kevin Turner

Before you install another compact fluorescent light bulb, consider that LED lights can be manufactured at any wavelength to produce more pleasing environments.

Be careful with use of textures in wall finishes

September 30, 2015  |  Kevin Turner

Be warned that the right setting for certain textures might not be a behavioral health facility, so make sure you know what you're doing.

Center fills need for residential eating disorders treatment in Texas

September 18, 2015  |  Julia Brown, associate editor

New residential center in Texas will offer adolescents treatment for eating disorders, including hands-on nutritional programs.

Ventura Recovery Center launches young adult program

September 15, 2015  |  Julia Brown, associate editor

The dual diagnosis treatment center offers a three-phrase recovery program combining graduated sober living with comprehensive addiction treatment services.

Morningside Recovery offers probationers no-cost treatment

August 12, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Fresh Start was created in response to an interest from probation officers across the country. According to Morningside Recovery, initiatives that assist heroin users get treatment without the risk of arrest are already referring clients to the program.

The business case for building an integrated model of care

August 4, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

The business case for integration is in the cost savings as well as patient and provider satisfaction. But making such a change can be hard. 

Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital receives international design award

July 23, 2015  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

Designed after Tropical Storm Irene damaged the existing hospital, the new facility was honored with awards for Mental Health Project and Design Project at the 11th Design & Health World Congress.


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