“A Place of Sanctuary” was the theme of this 48 bed new construction behavioral health inpatient facility that was completed in late 2018.
Brought to Tears: On Patient Moving Day, a male patient moving from the old hospital into the new one stopped, began looking at the new space, and started to cry. The nurse with him asked him why and he told her it was because he was so shocked at what a beautiful place we had built for him and others like him who need hospitalization and psychiatric help; that he didn’t think anyone really cared about people who need help and he was grateful for what we had done. Recovering his composure, he expressed the desire to get well so he could work for us one day.
A 28 bed remodeling project for patients with a primary behavioral health diagnosis as well as a serious medical diagnosis. This unit is on the 6th floor of a ten story general hospital and people visiting the floor say they cannot believe they are in the same building as the other floors. This is the only floor of the hospital that has a waiting list of staff that want to work here. It is very unusual that staff in a general hospital are waiting in line for the opportunity to work on a psychiatric unit.
Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center – Brooklyn, New York
A 25 bed inpatient behavioral health inpatient remodeling project for acute adult patient population. Innovative lighting and finishes assist with creating a welcoming, calming environment which can help the patients be receptive to the treatment they will receive from the clinical staff.