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Nature is central component at Swift River Massachusetts

January 13, 2017  |  Jill Sederstrom
article

The main building at Swift River, which can house up to 60 residents, was ideal for detox and residential programs, while two additional dorms, which can house anywhere from 20 to 30 residents each, had room for partial hospitalization and intensive...

Better mental health through window design

December 28, 2016  |  Kevin Turner
blog

A facility’s windows should be more than another level of security. They should incorporate features that are part of the therapy, enhancing the patient's well-being.

Emergency departments must aim for change

December 21, 2016  |  Kevin Turner
blog

Having a high number of mental health patients boarded in the emergency department has a dramatic effect on the throughput.

REIT transactions offer treatment centers source of capital

December 14, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

The benefit of selling to a REIT is that the deal unlocks the equity that’s been built up in the treatment center's real estate.

West L.A. Betty Ford Center focuses on privacy, convenience

November 30, 2016  |  Donna Marbury
article

The Betty Ford Center in West Los Angeles is the first satellite facility built under the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation name after the 2014 merger.

ARS designs dedicated residential center for fire fighters

September 13, 2016  |  Julie Miller, Editor in Chief
article

Advanced Recovery Systems partnered with the International Association of Fire Fighters to strategize everything from the center's programming to the interior design to ensure sensitivity to the needs of fire fighters.

Why you should consider geography in your architecture and design

August 4, 2016  |  Jill Sederstrom
article

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
news

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
news

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
blog

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
article

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.