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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

Behavioral Health and Emergency Departments

Posted by Guest Contributor on Dec 07, 2015

The US healthcare landscape is ever changing due to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Modifications to the law change healthcare delivery and provide access to insurance coverage to a large.....READ MORE

Topics: Behavioral Health Design

Unifying and Improving a Health System – Bulk Purchasing

Posted by Guest Contributor on Mar 11, 2015

In September 2013, Mercy Health contracted Danis Building Construction Company to provide construction management for five behavioral health projects. Array Architects served as the design team,...

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Topics: bulk purchasing, Behavioral Health Design

Revisions to the 2014 Guidelines for Psychiatric Hospitals

Posted by Guest Contributor on Dec 08, 2014

Several changes to the 2014 FGI Guidelines affect the physical space for behavior health spaces in stand-alone centers and in-hospital behavioral health units.

Section 2.5–2.2 General Psychiatric...

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Topics: FGI, guidelines, Behavioral Health Design

Simple and Elegant Solutions for Behavioral Healthcare

Posted by Guest Contributor on Sep 09, 2014

Featured in Behavioral Healthcare, July 2014.

The design solutions for behavioral health facilities often requires unique innovations for common problems faced by caregivers on a daily basis. The.....READ MORE

Topics: antiligature, Behavioral Health Design

Northwell Health Zucker Hillside Behavioral Health Video Series

Posted by Jon Sell on Jan 10, 2014

Array collaborated closely with clinicians on the design of the new Zucker Hillside Hospital, opened in January 2013. The spatial organization supports each patient’s clinical, emotional and.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Evidence Based Design (EBD), Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Architects, Interior Architecture, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Behavioral Health Design

Creating Flexibility and Durability for Behavioral Health

Posted by Jon Sell on Dec 13, 2013

Published in Behavioral Healthcare, December 2013

For healthcare facility designers, flexibility has become a driving demand.Healthcare leaders find it hard to predict, with the coming changes in.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, Interior Design, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Healing Environment, Behavioral Health Design

A Salutogenic Approach to Designing Behavioral Health Facilities

Posted by Jon Sell on Sep 23, 2013

Salutogenesis is a term coined by Aaron Antonovsky, a professor of medical sociology and is derived from a mix of Greek and Latin that roughly translates to “health origins” and describes an.....READ MORE

Topics: Planning, Architecture, Healthcare Design, Continuous Improvement, Healing Environment, Behavioral Health Design

How the Proposed Revisions to the 2014 FGI Guidelines Will Affect Behavioral Health

Posted by Guest Contributor on Oct 11, 2012

Many of the changes to Chapter 2.5 for the design of Psychiatric Facilities are benign.There are a few subtle wording changes that do affect the meaning of the sections of the Guidelines they.....READ MORE

Topics: Architecture, Healthcare Design, FGI, Affordable Care Act (ACA), hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Behavioral Health Design

Proper Materials for Risk Reduction in Behavioral Healthcare Facilities

Posted by Guest Contributor on Jun 14, 2012

When conceptualizing the design or renovation of a behavioral healthcare facility, it’s important to institute features and materials that are conducive to privacy and personal dignity.Maintaining.....READ MORE

Topics: risk reduction, Architecture, Specialty Architecture, Healthcare Design, renovation, antiligature, hospitals, Architects, Continuous Improvement, Healthcare, Behavioral Health Design