Behavioral Healthcare

Behavioral Healthcare is a monthly newsletter published by the Vendome Group L.L.C. in New York, N.Y. Its subject is the business aspect of behavioral healthcare and its audience is comprised of professionals working in the healthcare field.

Articles from Vol. 31, No. 4, May/June

Camillus House Turns Setbacks into Success
Financial barriers drive key design improvements for Miami treatment center's new campusTwo years ago, the management team of Camillus House (which operates 15 facilities throughout Miami-Dade County) was ready to break ground on the New Camillus House...
Can Medications Prevent Ptsd after Trauma?
Research provides hope for understanding the underlying mechanhms and reducing occurrenceRecently I read press reports from the 69th annual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society describing a study from Kent State University that found that the...
Can You Afford to Ignore Generational Differences?
Aduit consumers span four generations. Does your staff have the understanding to connect with all of them?At any given moment, a member of any of four distinct generations of adult consumers - The Matures/Silent Generation, Baby Boomers, Generation Xers,...
Design for Health and Human Services Showcase
For the third year. Behavioral Healthcare invited design firms and provider organizations to submit innovative building projects for review in our annual Design for Health and Human Services Showcase. Four highly regarded experts comprised our Jury for...
Elegant Design
Some years back, I took a course in architecture, taught by a supremely talented man whose abilities defy description using words like "artist" or "architect." Because for all his dexterity and precision in rendering images using chalk, charcoal, ink...
For North Carolina, Replacement Beats Renovation
State builds new state-of-the-art treatment facilities to take place of aging psychiatric hospitalsDuring the late 1990s, in the midst of planning a single project to replace one of four psychiatric hospitals operated by the State of North Carolina,...
How Different Cultures Approach Mental Health
Aurora Mental Health Center partners with Costa Rlcan government for 'cultural immersion1 exchange programFor the last couple of decades, Latinos have made up the fastest growing population segment in rhe United States, and this trend shows no signs...
Keeping Your Assets Covered
Good risk management strategies can drive better decisions and prevent unforeseen problemsJust like any organization, behavioral healthcare providers have assets they need to protect, When approaching risk management and liability coverage, common sense...
Meaningful Use: 'Yes You Can!'
More providers see, some now prove, that MU is achievableSome 18 months ago, industry groups and providers far and wide were quick to point out the challenges they saw in the requirements to which they'd have to attest to earn the EHR "meaningful use"...
New PERSPECTIVES on Suicide Prevention
Growing public concern advancing theory, and better training motivate screening and prevention effortsSome 12 years ago, on July 28, 1999, Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, PhD, joined Tipper Gore in releasing "The Surgeon General s Call to Action to...
What Can Happen When Change Is Embraced?
Harmony Center reinvents its mission and takes a renewed approach to recoveryMost of us don't like change, so embracing it is difficult. But we can overcome this difficulty by, in effect, "changing the way we change." We have a shining example of this...