Challenge Array, in collaboration with Margulies Perruzzi Architects, was engaged by MaineHealth to create a behavioral health center of excellence. With the addition of 40 inpatient psychiatric beds to the facility, the Client realized that with increased admissions, their intake volumes were going to increase significantly with the new service line and sought a way […]

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Challenge In collaboration with Margulies Perruzzi, Array was engaged by MaineHealth to design inpatient behavioral health units within under-utilized floors at Southern Maine Health Care Medical Center. Key stakeholders established the immediate need for a minimum of 42 adult behavioral healthcare beds on three floors. Solution Spatial characteristics of the design  such as community and […]

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Challenge Behavioral health services are the top specialty identified in community health needs assessments.  This respected health system identified increasing access to services as a priority for operational and care delivery improvements. Increasing specialty bed capacity and shortening the length of time for new outpatient appointments inform the design. Solution Array, its design partners and […]

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Project photography presented in a before-and-after format to allow readers to witness the med/surg-to-behavioral health transformation. CHALLENGE To properly care for their constituents, Mercy Health committed to a system-wide Behavioral Health Initiative to increase inpatient beds and partial hospitalization services. The most appropriate space at their Paducah, KY, facility was a shuttered med/surg unit which […]

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Challenge With a diverse group of older residents requiring inpatient behavioral health services, the client prioritized converting and expanding a small med/surg unit to accommodate a higher census as well as correcting unit deficiencies such as sight lines, patient/staff safety and adequate space for therapeutic sessions and activities. To facilitate healing, it was desirable to […]

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Challenge In an effort to provide a full spectrum of health services to the community, St. Charles Medical Center leadership determined the best course of action is a new Behavioral Health building on campus, adjacent to the main hospital. The Behavioral Health Institute envisions enhancing population health through the institution of standardized, evidence-based treatment modalities across […]

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Challenge Zucker Hillside Hospital is recognized for its pioneering work in the diagnosis, treatment and research of mental illness.  Their 223-bed aging facility was woefully out of date and needed to be replaced. An additional challenge was that this facility needed to house three distinct populations:  adults, gero-psych and adolescent patients. Solution We designed all […]

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Challenge Universal Health Services (UHS) currently operates over 100 behavioral health hospitals nationwide.  Serving adolescent, adult and geriatric populations, they have been experiencing increasing daily census and asked Array to assist with evaluating upgrades at multiple sites. Solution Recognizing the need to support different populations, we recommended ‘flex’ beds between the new and existing units.  […]

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