President of Behavioral Health Facility Consulting, LLC
James M. Hunt, President of Behavioral Health Facility Consulting, LLC (www.bhfcllc.com) is a behavioral healthcare facility design consultant. His experience includes over 40 years as a practicing architect and facility management professional. He is a registered Architect and began his career practicing architecture for several major healthcare projects. He then served as director of facilities management for the Menninger Clinic for 20 years. He regularly publishes articles and speaks at major conferences on the unique requirements for successful behavioral healthcare design. He is the coauthor of “The Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities” that is published electronically on the website of the Facility Guidelines Institute (www.fgiguidelines.org/resources).
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EDAC Advocate Firm Project ∘
The goal of this project was to challenge the aesthetic typically associated with a forensic detention facility and support the client’s healing process by using color to enhance the environment and improve the staff work environment.
This webinar explores how the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia pursued a vision to develop a new pediatric patient care unit: one that would meet the requirements and licensure of an acute care unit, but would provide a safe and supportive environment for patients with a comorbid developmental, behavioral, or psychiatric diagnosis.
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