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Connecting Experience, Behavior and Strategy: Part 2

Posted by Kent Doss on Jun 04, 2019

In my previous post, I described the importance of Experience Mapping and my realization that if we would have filled the behavior and resource gaps, we could have achieved an even more robust...

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Topics: Evidence Based Design (EBD), patient experience, Behavioral Health Design

Architecture Shaping the Behavioral Healthcare Environment of Care

Posted by Guest Contributor on Feb 02, 2019

I was introduced to healthcare architecture while contributing to the completion of a new adult inpatient behavioral center that redefined how a patient’s environment of care can enhance their.....READ MORE

Topics: Healing Environment, Behavioral Health Design

Empathy & Experiential Approach to Pediatric Behavioral Health Spaces

Posted by Pat Malick on Mar 23, 2018

Across the US, the demand for inpatient behavioral health services continues to surge, particularly within the child and adolescent demographic. According to a CDC/NCHS study, 6% of youth ages 12.....READ MORE

Topics: Pediatrics, Behavioral Health Design

FGI Guidelines 2018: Behavioral Health

Posted by Guest Contributor on Aug 23, 2017

The FGI Guidelines for Design and Construction has been used for decades to implement minimum standards for healthcare buildings. What began as a federal document to implement Congressional.....READ MORE

Topics: FGI, Behavioral Health Design

Converting a Medical/Surgery Unit to Suit Behavioral Health Standards

Posted by Jon Sell on Jan 20, 2017

This blog was featured in MC+D's December 2018 E-Newsletter. Read that version here. 

As part of a multi-site Behavioral Health Initiative (BHI) for Mercy Health, Array converted a shuttered.....READ MORE

Topics: Patient Environment, case study, Behavioral Health Design

Unifying and Improving a Health System – Protect the Client

Posted by Guest Contributor on Sep 12, 2016

In an effort to provide a full spectrum of health services to each of its communities, Mercy Health System identified Behavioral Health as a priority service line for improvement. As mentioned in...

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Topics: Cost Reduction Strategies, bulk purchasing, Behavioral Health Design

Connecting Experience, Behavior and Strategy: Part 1

Posted by Kent Doss on Aug 24, 2016

One of the most challenging tasks that architects face is how to convey design intent in a way that transcends aesthetics (which can be deeply personal and sometimes divisive) by describing the..

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Topics: Evidence Based Design (EBD), patient experience, Behavioral Health Design

Experience Design in Senior Behavioral Healthcare

Posted by Stephanie Story on Jun 06, 2016

Many of us will need to evaluate senior care for a loved one at some point in our adult lives. We also may need there to be a behavioral health component as part of that care model. My intuition..

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Topics: Interior Design, patient experience, Behavioral Health Design

New Care Model for Veterans' Outpatient Behavioral Healthcare

Posted by Jay Pelton on May 04, 2016

As a healthcare architect, I am often on-site at hospitals and health centers. Most projects give me the opportunity to get to know the facility’s staff and experience a bit of their day-to-day...

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Topics: veterans affairs, Behavioral Health Design

IPD: Long-Term Consistency Across Teams and Health System Campuses

Posted by Guest Contributor on Mar 17, 2016

The Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) approach joins the owner, architect and contractor into a single collaborative team. Ideally, this approach will optimize project results, increase value to..

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Topics: Integrated Project Design/Delivery (IPD), Behavioral Health Design