Enhance your space for next to nothing

May 20, 2015     Julia Brown, Associate Editor

According to BWBR Architects, in St. Paul, Minn., you can enhance a behavioral space for virtually nothing.

Facility designers must leave preconceived notions at the door

May 4, 2015     Kevin Turner

Behavioral healthcare is more than just the right furniture and safety features, and as designers we need to look deeper.

SLIDESHOW: Seattle Children’s Hospital Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit

April 27, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The new 34,000-square-foot Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit opened in the fall of 2014 and serves children ages 3 to 18 years with complex mental health issues.

Behavioral healthcare is trending up

April 27, 2015     Kevin Turner

As an architect, I am a bit of an outsider, but at national conferences where the forest comes together, I enjoy the perspective. 

Top tips for your facility chapel

April 23, 2015     Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Design your spiritual space for the diverse needs of those who seek health and healing.

Doctor/Patient communication is important!

March 5, 2015     James M. Hunt, AIA

A lot is being written recently regarding groundbreaking “studies” that show that doctor/patient communication is actually more important than the environment in determining patient satisfaction....

Hope House offers stepping stone for behavioral health patients

February 20, 2015     Anne DiNardo, Senior Editor

The 6,859-square-foot, 16-bed crisis residential facility in California provides an option for patients in need of transitional housing.

Meridian Behavioral Health opens new residential treatment facility

February 5, 2015     Julia Brown

Upon intake, patients will receive medical and chemical assessments, including Millennium Pharmacogenetic Testing, to help identify how the patient’s genetic profile may impact medication response.

Five programs that should be on your radar

February 3, 2015     Julia Brown

Stay informed on what's happening in the industry with these useful updates.

Safety risk assessment toolkit

February 3, 2015     James M. Hunt, AIA

Safety Risk Assessments are now required for all health care facility projects, according to the 2014 Edition of the FGI Guidelines for the Design and Construction of Hospitals and Outpatient Facilities.  The...

Walk-in behavioral health clinics emerge as potential trend

February 3, 2015     Michael Levin-Epstein

Experts say the increase is in response to factors including the return of military service personnel from overseas, awareness of mental health related to recent incidents of mass shootings, and heightened terrorism fears.

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