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Seek out more evidence in evidence based design

April 21, 2016  |  Kevin Turner

We should design spaces based on solid, proven scientific principles so that we know the space will work for the patients it serves.

Good design is a safety feature

April 12, 2016  |  Kevin Turner

We do not have to sacrifice a therapeutic environment in the name of safety because a well-designed therapeutic environment is a safety feature.

Boston’s heroin users will soon get a safer place

March 3, 2016  |  Kaiser Health News

Starting in March, along Boston’s “Methadone Mile,” a harm reduction program will offer a room with a nurse and basic life-saving equipment — a place where heroin users can ride out their high, under medical supervision.

Autism center rebuilds following Joplin tornado

February 23, 2016  |  Julia Brown, Associate Editor

 A couple donated $3 million to replace the former center. In November, the 19,100 square-foot, completely customized Bill and Virginia Leffen Center for Autism reopened.

High-touch centers offer embedded behavioral specialists

February 12, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

The country’s largest health insurer just launched 10 brick-and-mortar primary care centers with a high-touch model that includes onsite, licensed, behavioral health specialists.

Don’t overlook ceiling tile choices

November 13, 2015  |  Kevin Turner

 If your facility design includes acoustical ceiling tile, aim for a ceiling height at least as high as a basketball hoop. 

Rogers Behavioral enters Minneapolis market

November 10, 2015  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief

Rogers Behavioral Health will be entering its fifth state with the opening of a new Minneapolis facility in spring 2016, offering partial hospital and intensive outpatient programs.

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.


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