The Unity Center for Behavioral Health in Portland, Oregon, takes an innovative approach by combining the psychiatric units and resources of four different health systems into one initiative to meet the city’s needs.
Experts say remaining vigilant and proactive about bed bugs can make a world of difference for a problem that can easily get out of hand and become costly for residential providers.
Providing safety and dignity in facility design can be beneficial to the healing process.
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.
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.
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.
Training might help in resolving cultural issues among primary care and behavioral health clinicians who work in integrated environments, although it is not clear that educational alone is sufficient.
Comprehensive, connected care calls for flexible open designs in your facility.
For those who aren't especially comfortable being in a crowd, consider arranging furniture in way that gives them some choices.
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.
Before you install another compact fluorescent light bulb, consider that LED lights can be manufactured at any wavelength to produce more pleasing environments.
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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