From Old Med/Surge to New Behavioral Health–How Hard is it Really?

Mar 27, 2018 4:10pm ‐ Mar 27, 2018 5:10pm


The conversion of a dated inpatient unit to behavioral health can seem simple, given the assumption of a “low acuity patient,” but the challenges range from concept to fit out. This session presents a case study of an expanded and altered inpatient behavioral health unit from start through post-occupancy feedback. The challenges of renovation for behavioral health can be underestimated, yet there are compelling opportunities for shaping focused and effective behavioral health environments and responding to increased community needs.

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