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    EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    June 2018 EDAC Advocate Firm Project
    The 230,000 square-foot ProMedica Health and Wellness Center brings together 11 system physician practices into a one-stop center for patients, enhancing clinical collaboration and creating a holistic approach to healthcare. Connectivity, flexibility, and sense of place make this building the catalyst for a change-ready wellness network.
    Member Project
    June 2018 Member Project
    Page has a long-standing relationship with Houston Methodist and has worked on numerous projects including the master plan for their west campus, a 474,000 SF hospital and several medical office buildings. Recent renovation projects include their 12,000 SF outpatient imaging department in the Houston Methodist West Hospital that supports numerous modalities including MRI, CT, Pet/CT, Nuclear Medicine, Bone Density testing and interventional radiology.
    Member Project
    June 2018 Member Project
    Forest Park Medical Center of Austin was designed to deliver state-of-the-art, quality healthcare through a five-star hospitality experience that is integrated into the landscape of the Texas Hill Country. The project has been owned and occupied by St. Davids in Austin since 2016.
    EBD Journal Club
    April 2018 EBD Journal Club
    Nanda, U., Rybkowski, Z., Pati, S., Nejati, A. (2017). A Value Analysis of Lean Processes in Target Value Design and Integrated Project Delivery.  HERD Health Environments Research & Design Journal, ​doi/full/10.1177/1937586716670148. 
    April 2018 Webinar
    In this webinar learn how a design team utilized research, Lean processes, and innovation to solve the challenges of this unique patient population for the 27-bed Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit in Tacoma, Wash. Find out how design can support a seclusion- and restraint-free care model and how pushing beyond the conventions of behavioral healthcare design was achieved.
    EBD Journal Club
    February 2018 EBD Journal Club
    Patterson, E., Sanders, E., Sommerich, C. Lavender, S. Li, Jing, Evans, K. (2017).  Meeting Patient Expectations During Hospitalization: A Grounded Theoretical Analysis of Patient-Centered Room Elements. HERD Health Environments Research & Design Journal, doi/10.1177/1937586717696700.
    February 2018 Interview
    Learn about how the design of a new psychiatric facility strives to normalize mental illness through carefully chosen materials with the goal of creating a “homey,” non-institutional setting, why private patient rooms will be included in the new final building as an important part of the design concept, and how research helped shape the architects’ beliefs that the built environment should support patients’ dignity and independence as part of the recovery process.
    Project Brief
    February 2018 Project Brief
    Learn about how a county directive to relocate different behavioral health programs into one location led to a unique design for serving low to high-risk populations in an integrated facility, and how collaboration among the architect, interior designer, landscape architect, owner, staff, and clients played an integral role in shaping the programming and design.
    Executive Summary
    February 2018 Executive Summary
    Behavioral and mental health (BMH) conditions affect one in five adults in the United States each year, and are even more common among patients receiving care for medical conditions. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the spectrum of BMH conditions includes anxiety, attention deficit disorders, autism spectrum disorders, bipolar disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse, and suicide, among others. Up to 45% of patients admitted to the hospital for a medical condition or presenting to the emergency department with a minor injury also have a concurrent BMH condition. These BMH comorbidities increase the risk of psychological harm associated with care.
    Issue Brief
    February 2018 Issue Brief
    As part of the Behavioral & Mental Health toolbox, in this issue brief you will learn about the prevalence of behavioral and mental health conditions as comorbidities; design strategies for promoting psychological wellness; and a systematic benefit analysis approach to meet the psychological needs of all.

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