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Seattle providers bring seamless care to new behavioral unit

June 2, 2016  |  Tom Valentino, Senior Editor
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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. 

Seek out more evidence in evidence based design

April 21, 2016  |  Kevin Turner
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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
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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
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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
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 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
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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.

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