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"So they're starting to treat it as a co-occurring
disorder."
Meeting expectations
As more behavioral healthcare projects come
on line, designers and architects are taking cues
from acute care facilities and employing hospitality-inspired aesthetics, artwork, and daylighting-efforts that are resulting in some new
approaches to layout. For example, the mental
health unit at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., had located all the activity spaces
in the interior of the unit while all of the bedrooms
were spread out into four quads with windows in
each room. "But behavioral patients spend very
little time in their bedrooms," says Tammy Felker,
an associate partner at ZGF (Seattle). To increase
access to outside views and daylight, as well as
improve the overall ambience of the space, the
unit was renovated with all the activity spaces
moved to one quad, and the other three designated for patient rooms.
The move toward single patient rooms in acute
care hospitals is also changing expectations for
private rooms in behavioral healthcare. The set-up
helps eliminate some of the issues with compatibility among patients and has also reduced the

The Margaret and Charles
Juravinski Centre for
Integrated Healthcare in
Hamilton, Ontario, includes
outdoor seating areas and
walking trails on campus for
those receiving treatment.

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he says. A psychiatric exam room, on the other
hand, has such features as soothing lighting,
tamper-resistant light fixtures, and sliding doors
that conceal medical gases and equipment when
they're not in use.
In addition to these alternative care settings,
Thomas says he's also seeing an increase in
intensive outpatient programs where patients can
go to attend group activities, engage with staff
members who are monitoring their medications,
and get counseling. "It's kind of a misconception
that if you have a mental illness, then you have
to be in a locked-down unit," he says. "There will
always be the need for inpatient [units] for people
in extreme crisis, but not everybody needs that."
There's also growing interest in integrating
primary and mental healthcare. Last February,
behavioral health not-for-profit Centerstone of
Tennessee opened a new 18,090-square-foot
outpatient facility on the six-acre Dede Wallace
Campus in Nashville, Tenn., combining primary
and behavioral healthcare services for children,
adolescents, and adults all under one roof. "Clinicians are realizing that a substantial percentage
of their regular acute care patients also have
some behavioral healthcare issues, either caused
by the acute issue or vice versa," Rommel says.


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Seeds of Change
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Special Advertising Section: 2015 Landscape Design Portfolio
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