Above are pictures from our monthly construction observation meeting at Havenwyck Hospital. This project is a psych hospital and RTC addition to an existing facility located in Auburn Hills, MI.
Safety first – for both patients and staff – should be a driving force in designing behavioral healthcare facilities. An open nurses’ station that encourages patient interaction and provides clear views of patient areas must be balanced with appropriate off-stage work and retreat areas for staff. Ultimately, operational support and a cultural acceptance of an open design are critical.
JJCA has been involved in the design of numerous behavioral healthcare facilities, including the recently completed Springwoods Behavioral Health facility in Fayetteville, Arkansas, recently featured in the Behavioral Healthcare’s Design Showcase.
Learn more about designing an effective nurses’ station for a behavioral healthcare facility in this recently published article by JJCA principal David Brown