Bob Biggio, Boston Medical Center’s Senior Vice President of Facilities & Support Services, discusses BMC’s $300 million campus redesign, as well as its new net-zero inpatient behavioral health facility and its commitment to the community and the environment.
Mark Spies, a principal at Stengel Hill Architecture, talks about the role architecture and design play in mental health and its positive impact on patients, staff, and designers.
When confined by a limited budget, behavioral healthcare facilities often make compromises on design. BWBR’s Human-Centered Safety® approach is not only designed to speed recovery while keeping all parties safe, but also to ensure that small budgets don’t result in less than satisfactory outcomes.
Read our interview with Michele Cohen, principal at NORR, and get her take on addressing the design challenges brought on by the rise of patients presenting with mental health issues at hospital Emergency Departments.
An alarming problem is spreading in many communities across the United States. Hospital emergency rooms are seeing a rise in the number of persons under mental distress being admitted, and they are not equipped to deal with them properly.