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. 29, No. 7, July/August

A Fresh Start for Homeless Services in Miami
Camillus House is creating a multidisciplinary campusWhen Camillus House was founded in 1960, it provided meals and spiritual comfort to large numbers of Cuban exiles assembling on the shore of Biscay ne Bay in downtown Miami, Florida. Nearly 50 years...
A New Plan for Patients in Crisis
Two buildings will offer a place for patients in Southern Arizona to recoverThe new Pima County Behavioral Health Pavilion and Crisis Response Center in Tucson, Arizona, is destined to change the practice of behavioral healthcare. The concept was to...
Building on History at Eastern State Hospital
The hospital was founded in 1773, and next year Virginia will open a new facility for adultsFounded in 1773, Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, Virginia, was the nation's first public facility for the care and treatment of people with mental illness....
Design for Health and Human Services Showcase
This year Behavioral Healthcare invited design firms and provider organizations to submit their innovative building projects for our first Design for Health and Human Services Showcase. A panel of three highly regarded experts in this field reviewed...
Following the Evidence toward Better Design
Some patterns of what works in behavioral healthcare environments are emergingThe fact that many psychiatric treatment services are now administered as outpatient programs has not diminished the need for inpatient behavioral healthcare beds. In fact,...
Marking the Passage of Time
As Massachusetts builds a new state hospital, a historic clock tower serves as an important connection to the pastIn 1873, construction of the Worcester Lunatic Hospital began on a 275-acre site along a bluff overlooking Lake Quinsigamond on the eastern...
Selecting Durable and Safe Furniture
Tips for choosing pieces that will stand up to your facility's demandsBehavioral healthcare facilities have unique needs and criteria when it comes to selecting furniture, as the products' durability and safety features must be considered. So provider...
The 42 Cfr Part 2 and Nhin Conundrum
As the Nationwide Health Information Network evolves, addiction treatment providers still must comply with confidentiality regulationsFormer President George W. Bush enacted Executive Order 13335 calling for the creation of a Nationwide Health Information...
Unlock the Doors
Residential programs can truly transform by taking this stepMany of you have heard us express our opinion, either in person or in this column, about seclusion and restraint (For example, see behavioral. net/ashcraftl208). We don't like them. They significantly...