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 to 19 are being treated with psychotropic medication for a psychiatric disorder or condition. Coupled with research that indicates one in five Americans live with […]

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Patient tower renovations continue to be a necessary and viable option for health systems to consider. Whether land-locked, fiscally-constrained or limited by licensed bed allowances, upgrading patient units can increase market share, improve staff efficiencies and retention, and optimize workflow for improved patient care delivery.

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When undertaking an intensive bed tower renovation, hospital leaders must weigh the investment cost against anticipated gained efficiencies, as well as often overdue improvements to patient and family experience. A phased construction plan must balance cost escalation with bed demand, and the disruption of taking beds out of service to provide swing units. Converting two-bedded […]

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When undertaking an intensive bed tower renovation, hospital leaders must weigh the investment cost against anticipated gained efficiencies, as well as often overdue improvements to patient and family experience. A phased construction plan must balance cost escalation with bed demand, and the disruption of taking beds out of service to provide swing units. Converting two-bedded […]

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When we lead our clients through visioning sessions to explore the desired look, feel and functionality of their environments, we use empathy and amenity mapping and top dot exercises to engage clinicians, patients, family members and project leaders in a dynamic conversation around key experience drivers.  

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Featured in Medical Construction + Design, June 19, 2014.   Environments have the power to set our expectations, lift our spirits and inspire hope. The design of the interior environment can positively affect the expectations of patients and their loved ones. To inspire confidence and reduce stress, the environments must be in sync with an organization’s […]

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Published by Healthcare Construction + Operations, October 2013 In every space people use, furniture is needed and creates an impression. For a space to be functional as well as healing, furniture needs to function in more ways than might be expected in a hotel or office.

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