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Design & Architecture
Consider protections for specific patient populations in designs
August 07, 2018
Federal, state and local regulations, as well as organizations' own standards make patient safety a priority, but design doesn't have to be hampered to meet requirements.
Caron's new medical center speaks to complex care needs
December 06, 2017
Caron Treatment Centers has established a medical hub on its main campus as it continues to see cases of growing complexity.
How to effectively use color in treatment facilities
August 02, 2017
While there is no single rule for choosing colors in the design of your facility, it’s best to stick with hues that have a calming effect.
Design practices contribute to stabilization unit safety
June 30, 2017
Providing safety and dignity in facility design can be beneficial to the healing process.
Bridges of Hope facility has history
May 11, 2017
Bridges of Hope treatment center opened this year in Anderson, Ind., after renovating the space that used to serve as the recording studio for Sandi Patty, an Grammy-award winning Christian music…
Smart facility designs enhance autism treatment
February 13, 2017
Environmental factors affect the behavior and well-being of persons with autism spectrum disorder.
Nature is central component at Swift River Massachusetts
January 13, 2017
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,…
Better mental health through window design
December 28, 2016
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
Having a high number of mental health patients boarded in the emergency department has a dramatic effect on the throughput.
West L.A. Betty Ford Center focuses on privacy, convenience
November 30, 2016
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.
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