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Fortress, Liberty, and Gibraltar collections now include a platform bed with an integrated bedside table

 

We've expanded our three laminated casegoods collections for Behavioral Health to include a platform bed with an integrated bedside table. The new platform bed for Liberty, Fortress, and Gibraltar has a choice of two bed designs, an optional left- or right-integrated bedside table and standard bolt-to-floor hardware.  

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As pioneers in designing furniture for mental and behavioral health, we are proud sponsors of the Center for Health Design’s virtual full-day workshop focused on designing for the next generation of care and care spaces workshop. On September 29th the workshop will begin with a keynote on the State of Practice in Behavioral Health Care and Design, followed by expert panel discussions and case studies. It’s going to be a great day of information and will also include the opportunity to virtually mix and mingle with other attendees.

 

For more information, or to register for the event, visit

 https://www.healthdesign.org/events/383

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In partnership with The Center for Health Design, we’re happy to sponsor 2 free behavioral health educational opportunities at the end of this month.

 

Webinar 1

Acoustics in Behavioral Health: A Case Study

 

This webinar will review two behavioral health units, one constructed with standard acoustical ceiling tile panels and one with a new acoustic gypsum wallboard ceiling assembly with noise reducing properties. This session will compare each facilities’ testing results along with security concerns, owner requirements, and possible design solutions for acoustical treatments in healthcare design.

 

Webinar 2
Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Continuum of Mental Health Care

 

The Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion at Nationwide Children's Hospital demonstrates a unique and important commitment to comprehensive pediatric behavioral health care. The new building features high caliber architecture and state-of-the-art medical services for which Nationwide Children’s Hospital is known.

 

This webinar will share the path of this remarkable project from strategic planning through occupancy, with discussion of how the building’s siting and design breaks down the stigma associated with pediatric mental illness.

 

More information on registration.

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Flo, first of three June product launches from healthcare the furniture designer and manufacturer 

 

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Stance Healthcare, a leader in furniture design and manufacturing for general and Behavioral Healthcare facilities, introduces Flo, an all-new dining collection created exclusively for the Behavioral Health setting. Flo offers beautiful organic lines and a soothing color palette, providing a calming aesthetic that invites users to relax while dining safely in an intensive use space.

 

The chair and tables in the Flo series, available beginning June 3, feature a rotationally molded one-piece base offering superior durability and cleanability, and can be ballasted or bolted to the floor to suit environmental needs. The Flo dining chair is ergonomically designed to enhance user comfort and safety, featuring high back support with rounded edges throughout. Table tops in the series include a seamless laminated surface with a molded polyurethane edge to resist picking, and are assembled using a multi-core composite construction with encapsulated fasteners for superior strength. Flo’s balance of functional symmetry and peaceful color tones make it a welcoming addition to any Behavioral Health facility.

 

Stance Healthcare has a strong belief that the outcome of patient care is impacted by the environment it is received. That is the foundation of Stance’s new brand mission: Improving Lives by Design. Looking beyond the design of a piece, into the user interactions and settings, lends support and comfort to the patient/caregiver experience.

 

“Each Stance Healthcare design is developed with consideration of the overall impact the piece will have once installed,” said Carl Kennedy, Stance Healthcare’s president. “Flo was created for the Behavioral Healthcare setting with the understanding that every aspect of an environment contributes to the people within it. We want patients and caregivers alike to find comfort in the time they spend on our furniture, and for the furniture to bring a sense of peace and balance to the area.”

 

Joining Stance’s growing collection of new Behavioral Health products for 2021 is Pier, a series of tables built for high-use Behavioral Health environments, also launching June 3. Our Pier Tables are made to be seen, with a sleek yet sturdy construction. Pier Tables are built for high-use Behavioral Health environments, with adjustable post legs that withstand wear and stabilize against tipping.

 

New releases from Stance Healthcare and Stance Behavioral Health for 2021 include:
 

Jensen Guest Seating Collection and Jensen Lounge Collection (released in March)
Valet and Valet for Behavioral Health (released in April) 
Iris Occasional Table and Iris Occasional Table for Behavioral health (released in May)
Gem Occasional Table (released in May)


Follow Stance Healthcare’s blog, LinkedIn, and Instagram to stay up-to-date on product releases, as well as engaging content centered on Stance’s Improving Lives by Design mission that educates and inspires.

 

About Stance Healthcare

Founded in 2006, Stance Healthcare manufactures furniture for healing environments, with a particular focus on hospitals and behavioral health facilities. Stance Healthcare has a reputation for providing high-quality products that meet the ever-evolving demands in the areas of design, comfort, safety, durability, renewability, infection control and environmental sustainability. With a strong understanding of patient-centered design, Stance Healthcare is committed to providing innovative furniture solutions that support the healing process. Please visit stancehealthcare.com for the latest news and in-depth information on Stance Healthcare and visit https://stancebh.com/ to learn more about our Behavioral Health offerings and insights.

 

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Kim Leaston, The Brandon Agency

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Team: Alicia Stanislaw, Service Line Director Psychiatry, Women & Children Administration, Caldwell UNC Health Care; Laura Easton, President/CEO, Caldwell UNC Health Care;

Architect and Interior Design: CPL Charlotte

Furniture: Suzanne Fawley, Behavioral Health Interior Designer, Stance Healthcare

 

A nature-centered treatment facility nearly ten years in the making is now setting a new standard for therapeutic delivery of mental and Behavioral Health care in the US – and the difference is all in its unique “outside-in”, nature-centered design. From beautiful murals, to generous use of natural light, soft textures, tones, and sight lines,  Jonas Hill Hospital and Clinic, part of Caldwell Memorial Hospital in the UNC Hospital System in rural Lenoir, North Carolina, is a 17,500 square-foot, inpatient-outpatient integrated mental health treatment facility designed to conjure healing from the natural mountain setting that surrounds it. 

 

“Our patients see the stars at night and the trees and sunshine throughout the daytime,” says Alicia Stanislaw, a lead on the project team as Caldwell UNC Health Care Service Line Director Psychiatry, Women & Children Administration. “Our inpatient unit features 22-foot ceilings and clerestory windows throughout; you feel like you’re in a park, even though you’re inside.”

 

Background

The vision for a therapeutic-focused space for adult inpatient psychiatric care began nearly a decade ago, when Caldwell UNC Health Care President and CEO Laura Easton began scoping a project that would help provide needed mental health services in an underserved region of the state. The team was originally presented with options to retrofit a floor within an existing hospital – which would limit the facility to the design confines of a general hospital and, from Easton’s perspective, inhibit the specialized quality of care that might otherwise be possible with a separate space dedicated just to mental health treatment.

 

“At the start of all this, we did hospital site visits to other inpatient psychiatric units to get an idea of the space we could create within somewhere existing. What we found were corner spaces that felt dark, remote, and honestly, sad – they didn’t lend themselves to the therapeutic experience we envisioned, where patients would feel valued and have the best opportunity to heal,” says Stanislaw of the experience.

 

So Easton, Stanislaw and team began exploring funding options that would support a standalone facility – one that looked and felt nothing like a hospital experience – and finally delivered on that vision this past year with the opening of Jonas Hill Hospital and Clinic.

 

A unique design emphasis: Nature, light, safety, and freedom

Situated in the heart of the mountainous western North Carolina region, the Jonas Hill facility lets its natural surroundings set the calming tone for all who visit. Starting with floor-to-ceiling windows generously covering the peripheral of the building, soothing views of the outdoor landscape are always within view, and custom murals inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountains cover security vestibule walls that might otherwise be painted plain with disclaimer or warning verbiage in a standard mental health treatment setting.

 

“When selecting the textile color scheme, the team had supplied a sketch of a mountain mural that was to be painted by a local artist in the group rooms. Along with the natural surroundings of the mountains of NC, the calm of nature became the inspiration,” said Suzanne Fawley, a core team member on the project and Behavioral Health Interior Designer for Stance Healthcare, the exclusive provider of BH furniture for the space.

 

Nods to nature are also noted in the facility’s furnishings, from “waterfall-like” shower heads in patient bathrooms to soothing colors, including earth tones and spa-like blue-green color schemes, as well as soft, comfortable textures in the Stance Healthcare furniture collections appointed throughout the space. Cassia, Stance’s contemporary style lounge series, provides an unexpected, modern aesthetic in the greeting areas with subtle, Behavioral Health-grade features that make the series both safe and comfortable for guests as soon as they enter.

 

“Art welcomes our patients so the experience is soothing, private, quiet, and confidential from the start,” said Stanislaw. “We provide ‘whole person care’ here, in a setting that is not institutional, but feels residential – and that starts from the moment patients enter the door.”

 

Use of natural light is also emphasized throughout Jonas Hill, from the inpatient unit’s wall-length windows to smart glass windows – which can alternate between privacy mode and natural daylight – used in the facility’s two therapy rooms.

 

Patients and care providers are invited to tangibly experience the outdoors in their daily routine as well. The facility is centered around an enclosed, outdoor “healing commons” space, which features a unique labyrinth area designed for recreational therapy like chalk art, as well as a basketball court. This area provides the dual benefit of increasing regular access to physical activity outdoors – which has been shown to encourage and prolong healing outcomes in treatment – as well as offering care providers the visibility into patient activity that doesn’t feel intrusive or restricting.

 

“The leadership team was very involved in all furniture and finish materials selections. Their team approach considered the needs of not only the patients and patient support, but also the care providers,” said Fawley. “An example of this is the dual outdoor spaces: One for the patients that included a labyrinth, a space of reflection and other areas for fitness and interaction. Another for the care providers, an interior staff courtyard that serves as a break space – a place for rejuvenation.”

 

As both an inpatient and outpatient mental health treatment facility, safety considerations are carefully appointed in furniture and space planning appointments throughout the facility. In addition to the “outside-in” vantage point of the interior courtyard, Jonas Hill also features an open-concept nurses station with a circular desk, deliberately designed to prevent patients from directly accessing the inside. Patient bathrooms also feature magnetic, suicide-preventive doors and from the building’s lounge and therapy areas, to its patient bedrooms, Stance Healthcare provided ligature-resistant furniture selections designed to withstand wear and tear and prevent injury.

 

“Safety, maintenance, and durability were top of mind when selecting furniture pieces. Stance’s award-winning Resilia end tables were selected not only because they are beautiful, but because they will perform for years to come, unlike many laminated-based cylinder style tables on the market,” said Fawley. “And we chose Stance’s rotationally-molded Frontier bed for the patient rooms, as it offers a unique combination of safety coupled with a craftsman-like, comfortable aesthetic.”

 

Freedom to move unrestricted throughout treatment areas, including during class or individual therapy sessions, is also carefully prioritized in the facility areas. Group therapy classrooms, for example, feature a transparent wall to create privacy when needed. The facility’s meditation room also offers patients their own “private moment” when needed, and features music therapy. Even the medication administration options encourage freedom in unique ways at Jonas Hill: patients are given the option to walk to and from medication doses, empowering them to feel more ownership and humanity in the treatment experience.

 

“This is a special place oriented around hope and healing. The feedback about working here and experiencing inpatient treatment here has been overwhelmingly positive,” said Stanislaw. “Because this is such a natural and therapeutically soothing environment for healing, patients seem to be motivated to get up and out of bed every day and engage in their treatment.”

 

Jonas Hill Hospital and Clinic is located at 407 Mulberry Street SW in Lenoir, NC. Learn more about the facility at https://jonashill.org/ and explore Stance Healthcare’s collections for general healthcare and Behavioral Health settings at https://www.stancehealthcare.com/ and https://stancebh.com/

 

Lobby featuring Cassia and Resilia

 

Patient Room featuring Frontier Bed

 

Quiet Room featuring Oasis Glider and Resilia 

 

 

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We were pleased to sponsor the following presentations on BH design subject matter in March. Below are links to access both webinars via the Center for Health Design site, as well as a general description and our recap of key takeaways for each. Thanks for learning with us!

 

Design Strategies that Reduce Aggression in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Facilities

Webinar description: This webinar shares research and case studies that explore how design can be used as a tool complementing therapeutic protocols to reduce patient stress and aggression on pediatric mental health units. Rather than space acting as a control strategy, a more spatially and socially sensitive environment improves safety by elevating patient dignity. Utilizing a human-centered approach to design, strategies examine both tangible and intangible elements and their relationships to spatial and social density that strengthen staff-patient connections, facilitate innovations, and create a safer place for staff to deliver and children to receive mental health treatment. Access the webinar here.

 

Stance’s Key Takeaways: 

  • Design a space that shapes behaviors – not one that attempts to control them. In facilities that support children and adolescents undergoing mental/Behavioral Health treatment, the goal is to see the environment through a human-centered lens. In response, the goal is to create an inviting space that shapes behaviors, instead of an intimidating, and often less effective one that is more oriented around a behavioral-control strategy.
  • Everything in design evokes a response; aim for a space that is inviting, liberating, comforting, therapeutic, approachable, and dignified. Examples include:
    • Reception areas – inviting instead of confrontational
    • Circulation space – liberating instead of scary
    • Bedrooms – comforting instead of cold
    • (Open) nurse stations – approachable instead of alienating
  • Achieve these responses by considering the following aspects of the space:
    • Sight lines (open, nothing hidden)
    • Lighting (soft and/or natural)
    • Materials (comforting, not distracting)
    • Noise (create appropriate space for it in a way that does not amplify throughout the facility)
  • Understand sensory sensitivities and triggers. Depression, anxiety, and BH disorders tend to also present sensory issues for patients. With an understanding of what to avoid from a visual, auditory, touch, and smell standpoint, we can design a space that calms rather than agitates. Examples include:
    • Removing visual clutter, bright lighting, and distracting patterns and using calming colors with soothing materials
    • Eliminating repetitive sounds and “sonic clutter” and reducing “running” noise like toilet flushing sounds
    • Emphasizing materials and supplies that are comforting to the touch and soothe, including weighted blankets
    • Preventing distracting outdoor smells, including trash, perfumes, cleaning products, etc. from filling a space and instead encourage fresh air and aromatherapy
    • Create “cocooning areas” in educational or treatment zones where children can take a break when feeling overwhelmed
  • Prioritize natural light and spacial awareness/movement. The right light and use of space are two hugely impactful ways to design a space that feels overall less institutional. Regarding space: Studies show improved outcomes in patients who experience more physical activity during treatment. To encourage and enable this in your design, always consider balance/movement and spacial awareness of a room, so patients feel a sense of physical freedom vs. restriction. Access to other areas is also an important consideration here – access to landscaped, outdoor areas and patient rooms wrapped around an open space vs. along a narrow corridor are two design choices that can make a big impact. Regarding light, create spaces that offer patients as much access to natural daylight as possible throughout the facility, and always seek out opportunities for windows and soft lighting vs. overhead lights. 

 

Thank you to webinar presenters, Scott Holmes and Melanie Baumhover for sharing their insights with us!

 

The Future of the Behavioral Healthcare Care Team Station

Webinar description: As the treatment and model of care for inpatient behavioral health continuously evolves, so too should the physical environment in which care is delivered. With a heightened focus on patient dignity, and staff safety, along with improved technology, now is the time to re-think the future of the behavioral health care team station. Taking advantage of the collective knowledge and expertise in attendance, this webinar will offer interdisciplinary perspectives to evaluate current cutting edge design solutions, help attendees to develop solutions of their own, and inspire further research with the aspiration to transform the future of the care team station in inpatient behavioral health settings. Access the webinar here

 

Stance’s Key Takeaways: 

As patient-centered care continues to be a driving principle of modern healthcare design, Behavioral Health team care stations are one impactful way to continue this evolution. Overall, the goal here is to create a station that puts patients in the center, rather than the previous model that places a closed team station in the middle of a room – which has had the unfortunate effect of instilling an “us vs. them” dynamic. The new approach is designed to put patients at ease and on the same level as their care providers, physically and psychologically. 

 

How to put patients in the center of a care station zone?

  • Encourage interaction between care providers and patients by removing barriers to nurse stations and offering more seating for care providers 
  • Allow for therapeutic activities to take place in the care station zone by designing a layout which encourages free conversation and engagement
  • Maintain safety, keeping sight lines open

 

Areas that inspire a more collaborative, inviting space for patients and care providers to engage include:

  • The kitchen and kitchen table: Round seating arrangement, eye contact encouraged, appropriate spacing between people, all on same physical level, gathering together feels natural
  • Living room: Different options for seating/engaging are available, comfortable seating, option for free movement
  • Outdoor/garden spaces: Fresh air and nature naturally put both parties at ease, open space relieves stress and feeling of confinement

 

Thank you to webinar presenters, Brian Giebink and Stephanie Vito for sharing their insights with us!

 

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Perfect for Behavioral Health facilities, Stance Healthcare’s Resilia Drum Table features a Marmoleum™ surface that makes it extremely durable and easy-to-clean. Combining that with Resilia’s unique appearance, which helps provide an environment that feels overall less institutional, is what makes this award winner ideal for any healthcare setting. The concept behind this standout, highly functional design was years in the making.

 

Years before healthcare designer, Suzanne Fawley, joined the Stance Healthcare design team, she made an observation that would plant the seed for Resilia. While designing for high-impact medical facilities, Suzanne kept running into a recurring problem that seemed to be a common refrain for many healthcare settings: specifically, they all had a laminate problem. The popular surface material for healthcare furnishings is prone to splitting when worn or punctured, and its sharp edges create potential for immediate safety issues in such environments.

 

“While working as a designer in a prison hospital, I was concerned with a chair that had a laminate side panel which began to chip and split. In these types of high-impact settings, something like split laminate can quickly become a weapon for self-injury or harm to others,” says Fawley. “I knew there was an opportunity to replace laminate furniture with something safer and more durable, and I began to seek a solution.”

 

Suzanne began researching alternate materials with durability being top priority. Her first instinct – using a flooring product that withstands daily wear – ultimately led her to Forbo Marmoleum™, the nontoxic, naturally durable and sustainable surface material that would answer the call. In 2016, Suzanne pitched the idea as a new furniture collection to Stance Healthcare’s Bruce and Carl Kennedy, and within a year, Resilia was born.

 

The Resilia Drum Table’s modern and practical design, in combination with its innovative surface materials, made it a fast award winner: The product took home Healthcare Design’s 2017 Nightingale GOLD Award in the same year it launched. Three years later, the table is a popular seller for the company due to its winning combination of long-term durability and pleasing aesthetics.

 

“Resilia is a completely different take on the industry status quo for these types of tables, which are still typically just laminate weighted cylinders,” says Fawley. “For healthcare facilities, you can’t find a better quality investment for your space, as this is a product that will stand the test of time. Resilia is the most durable, cleanable drum table available – and most importantly, that translates to safer environments for the users it serves.”

 

Resilia is available in 10 different size selections, including two oval options released in 2020.

 

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Behavioral Health design insights from Stance’s BH Interior Designer, Suzanne Fawley

 

For interior designers and facility planners, the differences between Behavioral Health (BH) interior design and

general healthcare design must be considered first when beginning a BH project. With a solid understanding of

a project’s why – i.e., why must this project be treated differently than a general healthcare space, and why is a patient, visitor, or care provider going to be here? – we can then explore and apply the multi-faceted criteria needed to successfully design for Behavioral Health, ultimately best serving the end-user.

 

Comfort Mentally and Comfort Physically: Designing for BH starts by understanding the difference

Why are there differences in BH and general healthcare design? Typically, general healthcare design decisions must consider the masses – the influx of people in and out of medical settings for a variety of reasons. With Behavioral Health design, however, the designer must begin with a deeper and more acute understanding of the characteristics of and differences in two major differentiating points of design emphasis: Comfort Mentally and Comfort Physically. Considering both of these in tandem means prioritizing the dignity of the patient.

 

Connecting Comfort to Dignity

I participated in a bariatric research study years ago, where I met with over 60 bariatric candidates that averaged 100 pounds over their ideal body weight. For the morbidly obese, most also suffer from depression. One of their stories has resonated with me throughout my career. Emotionally, they shared that the most hurtful of their experiences is when the scale in a typical medical office building would be out in the hallway for all to see. When the scale would not register past 400 pounds, they were asked to go to their local Feed and Seed store to be weighed. In this case, their dignity was not considered at all.

 

Here is the point: Even the most beautiful, safe, functional facility will not repair the damage that was done emotionally. Though design for general healthcare benefits from this introspection early in the process, in no instance is this more important than when designing for Behavioral Health treatment facilities. Most notably, the subtle nuances of each Behavioral Health facility will define the specific needs for each environment, as one size does not fit all for BH. General healthcare and BH spaces do, however, share the goal of creating a safe, durable and comfortable experience for the patient, caregiver and patient support.

 

Mapping out your BH project: A Blueprint about Whom?

As a former Interior Design Manager for a large architectural firm, I can attest that interior designers are often given a healthcare project without ever meeting the client or interacting with the end-users of a space, including patients, visitors, and care providers. Pushing out projects can almost be factory-like, just getting the project done. However, understanding the who before you begin a Behavioral Health project is the difference between a “purposefully designed” BH environment and one that is based on what is assumed to be BH appropriate. 

 

Along these lines, below are a few framework thoughts to consider when planning a Behavioral Health project.

 

Building Blocks for Designing a BH Space
 

  1. First, identify exactly whom the space will serve and understand the “zones of risk”. As referenced earlier, whereas general healthcare for the most part has to be designed for the masses, for Behavioral Health, each facility may have a specific specialty and must be designed per type of mental health facility and type of treatment modalities that will be used to help those with a variety of mental health issues. Find out who will be treated at the facility and what specific requirements should be considered before you begin interior design planning. Equally important is understanding the needs of the “Zones of Risk”. These areas are defined as Public Space that is supervised at all times, Patient Treatment or Consultative Space, and Patient Solitude, where the risk is heightened due to the patient’s alone time. These zones determine the type of furniture required within the facility. Additionally, rotationally molded furniture should not be the go-to for all areas of BH facilities. It is appropriate in some areas of risk, but from a “mentally comfortable” standpoint, it may appear cold and de-emphasize human dignity.
     
  2. Develop a team that includes C-suite decision-makers, nurses, care-givers and facility managers. Also consider personal relationships you may have with those who have experienced the need for Mental and Behavioral Healthcare. Behavioral Health projects follow a unique design philosophy from start to finish. To ensure the needs are met from every aspect throughout the process, begin your project by first asking for a meeting with the end-user client, and form the rest of your team from there, drawing especially from the experience of those that work in the environment everyday. Recently, I assisted the Jonas Hill Hospital Team in Lenoir, NC. The project turned out beautifully because the CEO Laura Easton and Alicia Stansilaw, Service Line Director Psychiatry, developed a working team that included the architectural/interior design team as well as myself, specializing in BH furniture and Interior Design. The education that comes from working with people who are knowledgeable and passionately engaged is invaluable.
     
  3. Be a great listener – and rely on what works best, not on trends. Find out from the “team” what interior finishes and furniture selections have worked in the past, and what they want to stay away from. If they don’t have a lot of feedback, it’s time to educate yourself and reach out to people in the industry that may be more experienced. Make sure you are thoughtfully selecting finishes and furniture instead of leaning on trends or what is perceived to be the best for BH. This applies to the BH color palette, pattern and artwork as well. Trend does not determine what is best for the facilities. Color and pattern can be soothing, but can also be a trigger for those undergoing Behavioral Health treatment.
     
  4. And finally, understand how BH furniture is made differently. While general healthcare furniture can be used in some areas of a BH facility, BH furniture products have specific characteristics that enhance the overall criteria of safety, comfort and long-term durability. This means that BH furniture construction includes tamper-resistant attachments, ligature-resistant design, no sharp corners, weighted options and overall finishes that will withstand abuse. For example, one of the trickiest materials is laminate. Laminate splits easily upon impact, making it easy to pull and strip off to create a weapon to hurt the user or others. The Stance Resilia for BH product was intentionally designed to prevent laminate stripping by using Forbo Marmoleum on the surround. Using laminate in BH must be considered per area or “zones of risk” as referenced above. Again, research and learn about the many differences in the BH environment in order to specify appropriately.

 

As Stance’s Behavioral Health Interior Designer, what makes my role fun and fulfilling is assisting designers and facility managers. My goal is to encourage them to enjoy the process of Behavioral Health Design by helping them make appropriate selections that lead to facilities that are safe, comfortable, functional and most of all, consider the dignity of the guests.

 

Learn more about the history and motivations behind Behavioral Health design by attending Suzanne’s IDCEC accredited CEU, Behavioral Health Design: Learning from the Past to Design for the Future, sponsored by Stance Healthcare. Contact [email protected] today to inquire about your group course, worth 1.5 IDCEC credits per participant.

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PROJECT DESCRIPTION

 

Originally intended to be housed within Caldwell Memorial Hospital, Jonas Hill Hospital and Clinic is a 27-bed stand-alone facility providing adult inpatient and outpatient psychiatric healthcare.

 

PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS

 

• Comfortable individual lounge pieces used in the group consult rooms to provide comfort and flexibility instead of more typical clinical side chairs
• Group consult room features full-size wall mural imagery to provide a calming atmosphere and coordinating armless lounge chairs
• Patient rooms feature 1-piece roto-molded bed for ultimate durability, yet specified in a soothing Chateau Grey finish for a more residential feel

 

INTERIOR FURNITURE DESIGN: Suzanne Phillips Fawley, IDS Stance Healthcare Behavioral Health Design Specialist

 

ARCHITECT: CPL Charlotte, NC

 

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As pioneers in designing furniture for mental and behavioral health, we are proud sponsors of the Center for Health Design’s virtual full-day workshop focused on innovative and effective design strategies that support behavioral health populations. On September 23rd the workshop will begin with a keynote on the State of Practice in Behavioral Health Care and Design, followed by discussions on safety, whole-person health, and getting outside! It’s going to be a great day of information and will also include the opportunity to virtually mix and mingle with other attendees.

 

For more information, or to register for the event, visit https://www.healthdesign.org/events/264

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