As a federal health care debate raged in 2015, Boys Town National Research Hospital and LEO A DALY were in the midst of designing a new residential treatment center for at-risk youth. Faced with the uncertainty of funding to sustain the care model, the partnership engineered the space to serve alternative purposes as a backup plan. This session will detail the planning and design strategies used to adapt while meeting the needs of the highly regarded behavioral healthcare model.
Identify key design and engineering elements that allow a behavioral health facility to also serve as an inpatient facility.
Frame the current federal health care debate within the context of past historical occurrences and from a bipartisan perspective.
List specific features for inpatient centers recommended by the Facility Guidelines Institute that can also be used within the behavioral health context, and why they are of benefit.
Identify specific ways an at-risk youth behavioral health facility can increase safety for its patients, staff, and visitors.
Vice President, Senior Project Manager,
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