Magazine article Behavioral Healthcare Executive

Facility Design Showcase

Magazine article Behavioral Healthcare Executive

Facility Design Showcase

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The Rawson-Neal Psychiatric Hospital in Las Vegas is a 190-bed facility for adults with serious mental illness that opened late last summer. The single-story hospital, modeled after a smaller facility in Sparks, Nevada, aims to offer patients, staff, and visitors an open atmosphere with a noninstitutional feel. The facility was designed by HMC Architects of Nevada in Reno.

Reflecting the natural environment, soft desert colors blend to create a warm, welcoming, and nonthreatening environment for psychiatric care, and abundant windows allow for plenty of natural daylight. When subdued conditions are preferred, patients can close blinds that are positioned between panes of glass.

In the 30-bed emergency observation unit, a two-story ceiling conveys a sense of openness to patients in crisis. A wraparound nursing station allows clear views into patient activity areas. …

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