Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion to Transform Care for Children, Adolescents with Mental Illness

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Nationwide Children’s Hospital recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio, a freestanding facility fully dedicated to children and adolescents with behavioral health conditions. Thanks to a $50-million gift from Big Lots and Big Lots Foundation, it will be the largest behavioral health treatment and research center dedicated to children and adolescents on a pediatric medical campus in the U.S.

Solely devoted to children and adolescents with behavioral health challenges and illnesses, the Pavilion will be nine stories at completion. The space will house behavioral health researchers and foster collaboration between community partner agencies. It will also provide the opportunity for expanded education and training for those in the mental and behavioral health field. The approximately 386,000-square-foot building is slated to open in 2020.

The building will ramp up to support 48 inpatient beds, with capacity for more in the future, for three units: adolescent inpatient, child inpatient and intellectual & developmental disabilities. It will also have a youth crisis stabilization unit, consisting of 16 additional beds, and a psychiatric crisis center, consisting of 10 additional beds.

Clinical programs housed within the pavilion include five outpatient programs: outpatient crisis clinic, mood & anxiety, family based intensive treatment, general psychiatry and a partial hospitalization program. The Center for Suicide Prevention & Research will also be housed here. Designed to enhance the family centered care approach to treatment, the pavilion will have a family resource center, a rooftop outdoor play area and worship and meditation spaces.

The pavilion is part of a $730-million investment that Nationwide Children’s announced in 2016, as part of an acceleration of its strategic plan. The total investment for the pavilion is $158 million. The project team includes NBBJ, Architecture Plus and Turner Construction.

Fly through the Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion in this video.

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Posted October 17, 2017

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