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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Inside you will learn about: why behavioral health facilities have very different design requirements than general hospitals; how different areas of a behavioral health unit have different safety needs that influence design choices; and which types of safety measures and products should be incorporated into behavioral health units.
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