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 Campus
When Camillus House was founded in 1960, it provided meals and spiritual comfort to large numbers of Cuban exiles assembling on the shore of Biscayne Bay in downtown Miami, Florida. Nearly 50 years later, it operates 15 facilities spanning Miami-Dade...
A New Plan for Patients in Crisis: Two Buildings Will Offer a Place for Patients in Southern Arizona to Recover
The 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 create an integrated facility to serve multiple facets of behavioral medicine...
Building on History at Eastern State Hospital: The Hospital Was Founded in 1773, and Next Year Virginia Will Open a New Facility for Adults
Founded 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. Building on this rich history, the new 150-bed Adult Mental Health Treatment Center...
Community Mental Health Center
Opechee Construction Corporation, Inc. BELMONT, NH Center for Life Management DERRY, NH In July 2007, the Center for Life Management (CLM) opened its new two-story 27,000-square-foot facility in Derry, New Hampshire. This modern facility serves...
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...
Designing a Brighter Future
I love HGTV. I don't have cable, so family and friends chuckle at my requests to have some "TV time" at their homes. I'm captivated by how the right fabric here, the carefully chosen color there, and close attention to a client's preferences can help...
Eating Disorders Institute
Ellerbe Becket MINNEAPOLIS, MN Park Nicollet Melrose Institute ST. LOUIS PARK, MN The only program of its kind in the Midwest--medically based and dedicated solely to the treatment of eating disorders--the Park Nicollet Melrose Institute is an...
Following the Evidence toward Better Design: Some Patterns of What Works in Behavioral Healthcare Environments Are Emerging
The fact that many psychiatric treatment services are now administered as outpatient programs has not diminished the need for inpatient behavioral healthcare beds. In fact, there appears to be a mini-boom in design projects for both new construction...
Marking the Passage of Time: As Massachusetts Builds a New State Hospital, a Historic Clock Tower Serves as an Important Connection to the Past
In 1873, construction of the Worcester Lunatic Hospital began on a 275-acre site along a bluff overlooking Lake Quin-sigamond on the eastern outskirts of Worcester, Massachusetts. (1) This is a substantial building, measuring 1,100 feet long with multiple...
Mental Healthcare Facility
Stantec Architecture VANCOUVER, BC Memorial Cottage CTR TOWNSHIP OF LANGLEY, BC Memorial Cottage is a new mental health rehabilitation facility located in Township of Langley, British Columbia. Set on the campus of Langley Memorial Hospital,...
Psychiatric Hospital
RBSD Architects NEW YORK, NY Kings County Hospital Center BROOKLYN, NY Kings County Hospital Center's new 230-bed, 300,000-square-foot "R" Building provides a consolidated, modern healing environment, and features one of the largest psychiatric...
Residential Treatment Setting
Clark Nexsen Architecture and Engineering NORFOLK, VA Hancock Geriatric Treatment Center WILLIAMSBURG, VA Evidence-based healthcare design was applied at Hancock Geriatric Treatment Center, a 150-bed psychiatric intermediate care facility. Two...
Selecting Durable and Safe Furniture: Tips for Choosing Pieces That Will Stand Up to Your Facility's Demands
Behavioral 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 organizations need to thoroughly research vendors before making a...
The 42 CFR Part 2 and NHIN Conundrum: As the Nationwide Health Information Network Evolves, Addiction Treatment Providers Still Must Comply with Confidentiality Regulations
Former President George W. Bush enacted Executive Order 13335 calling for the creation of a Nationwide Health Information Network (NHIN), which will provide electronic information sharing among healthcare providers. The goal is seamless and secure...
Unlock the Doors: Residential Programs Can Truly Transform by Taking This Step
Many of you have heard us express our opinion, either in person or in this column, about seclusion and restraint (For example, see behavioral. net/ashcraft l208). We don't like them. They significantly impede recovery by robbing people of self-worth....