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5 Key Considerations for Behavioral Health Facilities

Over 51 million Americans – more than one in five adults – live with a mental illness. Given the events of the last year, that number is only expected to rise, increasing the demands on behavioral health facilities exactly when they are needed most. Read More …

Plans for New Behavioral Health Pavilion for Sarasota Memorial Hospital Underway

Plans are underway to build Sarasota Memorial Hospital’s new 82-bed, 95,000-square-foot Behavioral Health Pavilion on the hospital’s main campus in Sarasota, Florida. Gresham Smith has been selected to design the facility, Read More …

Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority Phase II Addition, Crisis Stabilization Unit Pays Homage to Cherokee Heritage

Construction is complete for the new phase II addition and crisis stabilization unit located on the Cherokee Indian Hospital campus in Cherokee, North Carolina. The project team included Read More …

Illinois MOB Repurposed into 90,000-SF Freestanding Behavioral Health Facility

The expansion of Lake Behavioral Hospital, a freestanding inpatient and outpatient mental health and addiction treatment facility, located in Waukegan, Illinois, is complete. Read More …

Renewed Focus: New Guidance Released for Anti-Ligature Compliance

Identifying risks, remediation strategies in behavioral health facilities

Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. Although the majority of suicides occur outside the hospital environment, the industry has renewed its focus on designing facilities to avoid ligature risks. The Joint Commission and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recently formalized new standards to help facility Read More …

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