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Trzpuc, S. J., Wendt, K. A., Heitzman, S. C., Skemp, S., Thomas, D., & Dahl, R. (2016). Does space matter? An exploratory study for a child–adolescent mental health inpatient unit. HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal, 10(1), 23-44.
This webinar will tell the story of the path of this remarkable project from strategic planning through occupancy. Presenters will illustrate the ways in which the siting and design of the building breaks down the stigma associated with mental illness.
This webinar will review two separate behavioral health units, one constructed with typical acoustical ceiling tile panels and one with a new acoustic gypsum wallboard ceiling assembly with a similar noise reduction coefficient. A comparison of these two facilities’ acoustic testing results will be discussed along with security concerns, owner requirements, and possible design solutions for this particular sector of healthcare design.
Mohawk Valley Health System aims to improve care delivery in central New York through consolidation of two inpatient facilities into a single campus. The new 660,000 square foot, 9-story hospital will make healthcare available to three counties, improve patient experiences, and enhance operational efficiency.
To truly design purposeful, relevant, sustainable and beautiful environments for all people living with mental illness. Given that 68% of
those with a mental health disorder have one or more medical issues and 29% of adults with a chronic medical condition have a comorbid
mental health disorder, it is time to develop a new patient room type that allows these patients to have their needs met.
To create a warm welcoming, familiar, calming wellness setting with appropriate sensory experiences to help relieve anxiety of young patients. Guiding principles were developed to achieve the client's desired nurturing and healing environment.
In this podcast, Cheryl asks Angela the question, “What is Salutogenesis and how does it apply to healthcare?” Angela answers, “This is a term coined by medical sociologist Aaron Antonovsky. It has latin roots--saluto meaning health and genesis meaning generating.