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Webinar
November 2018 Webinar
Dr. Robert Zarr, a DC Pediatrician and founder of Park Rx America will discuss how sterile work environments in clinics and hospitals are contributing to doctor burnout and elevated levels of stress and anxiety among patients. From personal experience and research, Dr. Zarr believes that reference to nature in the workplace and providing opportunities for staff and patients to be outdoors in nature-focused settings can help provide relief.   Jack Sullivan is an Associate Professor in the Department of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at the University of Maryland.  Professor Sullivan’s recent research focuses on the healing potential of nature in the city.  He will discuss how designers around the world are building the “City of To-Morrow”, one project at a time, transforming post-industrial landscapes into places of healing.
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November 2018 Webinar
Physicians traditionally don’t view space as a component of patient care delivery.  Nurses, however, treat the physical space as part of the continuum of care. They attempt to triage the sickest patients, based upon bed availability, to locations with greatest visibility and adjacency using a ‘neighborhood’ or team approach.  Nurses view their unit as a ‘one size does NOT fit all’ situation. This is the underlying construct of precision medicine. In this webinar, presenters will discuss the next step of precision medicine in the ICU environment and how to adapt the existing space to improve patient care. They used the Caring Behavior Inventory 16 survey to understand the patient and family perspective of care delivery according to location of their patient room. The study focused on four questions related to the physical space and will report the results of this pilot study. Their demonstration will promote discussion on where the optimal caring locations can be for both the care team and the patient and family. 
October 2018 Related Resource
This list of resources is made of up of policies and organizations related to behavioral and mental health. Use this list to learn more about this topic.
Interview
October 2018 Interview
Learn about how the need for behavioral health furniture to encompass not only safety, but also comfort and beauty, why there is no “one-size-fits-all” solution to behavioral health design, and how lessons learned from the hospitality field can inform designers working on behavioral health projects.
Lessons Learned
October 2018 Lessons Learned
This list has been compiled based on research literature, case studies, interviews, and other materials to provide an overview of behavioral and mental health (BMH).  
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October 2018 Webinar
Quality healthcare is not explicitly synonymous with efficiency, but Intermountain Healthcare is determined to deliver both. Hear how the largest healthcare provider in Utah has taken its knowledge and application of Lean principles to plant the seeds to take the system to a new level. Park City Medical Center and the Cottonwood Clinic will be offered as case studies and described in terms of process, planning, and tools used to affect change. A thorough discussion of quantifiable, initial outcomes, including how design solutions have impacted change across an entire health system, will be discussed.
Webinar
October 2018 Webinar
Born out of a vision from renowned child psychiatrist and human geneticist Dr. Matthew State, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Child, Teen & Family Center and Department of Psychiatry Building will be the first-ever UCSF facility for both pediatric and adult psychiatric patients and one of the first facilities in the U.S. to integrate the neurosciences with traditional psychiatry for child, adolescent and adult patient populations. The integration of these diverse disciplines under one roof will create a hub for research and training to advance the normalization, prevention and treatment of mental illness.
Member Project
October 2018 Member Project
The expansion of SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital-Lake St. Louis not only added 84 new beds, but also transformed the campus into a welcoming, hospitality-inspired setting that enhances the patient and staff experience. The new 3-story patient tower overlooks Lake St. Louis, which also provided the architecture firm Lawrence Group with inspiration for the interior design. 
Member Project
October 2018 Member Project
ARCH Design was brought on by the Architecture, Planning, Design & Construction Department at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, FL to provide a suite of local nature photography for the Advanced Pediatric Care Pavilion (APCP). The project encompassed 200 acrylics, custom framed canvases and prints, over 250 shadow box frames for patient and staff art, and hanging systems for patient art for each of the 189 rooms. 
Member Project
October 2018 Member Project
Park View Tower stands at the crossroads of a dynamic urban neighborhood and Forest Park, a St. Louis destination for nature and culture. Research in Evidence Based Design informed the decision to maximize park views in the private patient rooms, while the natural finishes reinforced the connection to the outdoors. BJC’s Architecture and Planning team tasked ARCH Design