Kimberly N. McMurray

AIA, NCARB, EDAC, MBA

Principal, BHFC Design

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McMurray, offering an expertise in mental + behavioral health design, is a practicing healthcare planner and architect in over 35 years of leadership experience in healthcare on academic, non-profit and private medical campus architecture. McMurray has a decade of experience from the owner’s perspective and working with multi-disciplinary user groups, thereby embracing a unique perspective and response to client needs; applying her knowledge of clinical operations, evidence-based design, lean operational planning; to lead projects from programming, concept development through design.

McMurray is Principal of Behavioral Health Facility Consulting, LLC, a 100% Woman Owned Enterprise.

Education

Bachelor of Architecture, Arizona State University (1985)

Masters of Business Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham (2000)

Registration

Registered Architect: Alabama and Georgia

National Council Architectural Registration Boards

Evidence Based Design Certification, Center for Health Design

Relevant Experience

Mental + Behavioral Health Design Significant Projects:

  • Banner University Hospital, Phoenix, AZ – Consulting Services with HKS Architects for Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, located at 9th floor of the New Hospital Tower.

  • Bryn Mawr Hospital, Main Line Hospitals, Philadelphia, PA – Consulting Services with CRTKL Associates, Dallas, TX, Renovation and Relocation Inpatient Behavioral Health Units (35 beds).

  • Cherokee Indian Hospital Authority, Cherokee, NC – Consulting Services with McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, Charlotte, NC, Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic and Inpatient Unit, New Building Addition.

  • Colorado Mental Health Institute Pueblo, Hawkins Bldg #12 – Consulting Services with Davis Partnership Architects, Denver, Colorado, new building addition for forensic patients.

  • Grove Point Behavioral Health, Greenville, SC – Programming, CON and Design Consulting Services with Prisma Health System and Cannon for (65 beds) replacement inpatient adolescent, adult and geriatric patients, outpatient clinics and School of Medicine University of South Carolina faculty offices.

  • Mt. Sinai Hospital, Miami, FL – Consulting Services with Hospital and Stantec Architecture – Renovation for Inpatient Adult Unit.

  • Prisma Adolescent Residential Treatment Facility, Greer, SC – Programming, CON and Design Consulting Services with Prisma Health System and Cannon for (22 beds) replacement residential treatment facility and Charter school facilities.

  • University of Alabama and Alabama Department of Mental Health, Tuscaloosa, AL – Architect for Taylor Hardin Secure Mental Facility (THSMF) new forensic 25 bed nursing unit, THSMF facility renovation for technology and data upgrades, and THSMF security control room renovation.

  • University of Alabama and Alabama Department of Mental Health, Tuscaloosa, AL – Architect for Ligature Resistant Upgrades including door hardware and toilet room upgrades in response to recent surveys by The Joint Commission for Harper Center Geriatric Facility.

  • University of Alabama and Alabama Department of Mental Health, Tuscaloosa, AL – Program Planner and Behavioral Health Consultant for new campus addition at Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility for 96 additional beds and renovation for three existing inpatient units.

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC – Consulting Services with MHAworks, Durham, NC, Transitional Care Unit for Behavioral Health and Emergency Services (40 beds).

  • University of New Mexico Medical Center, Albuquerque, NM – Programming and Schematic Design and Cost Estimating Phase Consulting Services with Dekker Perich Sabatini - Renovation Adult Inpatient Behavioral Health Services (32 beds).

  • University of Maryland, Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, Aberdeen, MD – Renovation for Behavioral Health Inpatient, Partial Hospitalization and Outpatient Clinics (42 beds).

  • U.S. Corps of Engineers, Hospital and Clinic Replacement, Fort Leonard Wood, MO – CON and RFP Consulting Services with Leo A. Daly Company for Inpatient and Outpatient Behavioral Health Services and Standards for RFP to Design Build Team.

Relevant Experience

Patient and Staff Safety Risk Assessments (PSSR):

  • Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, MD – PSSR for Emergency Services, Adult Crisis, Pediatric ED, M/S and ICU Services.

  • Barnes Jewish Medical Center, St. Louis, MO – PSSR for Emergency Services, Adult Inpatient Unit, ICU, M/S, Outpatient Clinical Services.

  • Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY – PSSR for Inpatient Adult Units (Two Adult Units), Inpatient Adolescent Unit, Evaluation Psychiatry Emergency Services.

  • CentraCare Health, St. Cloud, MN – Patient and Staff Safety Review for Residential Behavioral Health Facilities at 3 residential facility and 1 outpatient service locations.

  • DCH Regional Medical Center, Tuscaloosa, AL – Safe Room PSSR at Regional Emergency Department.

  • Eating Recovery Center, Denver, CO – Patient and Staff Safety Review for Adult (2-Units) and Adolescent (1-Unit) Inpatients Units.

  • Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, Fairbanks, AK – PSSR for 1) Adult Emergency Services; 2) Adult Inpatient Unit (20 beds) and 3) Pediatric Med/Surg for Behavioral Health.

  • FirstHealth of the Carolinas, Pinehurst, NC – PSSR for 1) Moore Regional Hospital Inpatient Units (50 beds); 2) Richmond Memorial Hospital Emergency Services; and 3) FirstHealth Regional Hamlet.

  • Hackensack University Medical Center, NJ – PSSR for 1) Inpatient behavioral health unit (24 beds); 2) Adult Emergency Services; and 3) Pediatric Emergency Services.

  • Hospital Sisters Health System, St. Mary’s Decatur, IL – PSSR for Emergency Services, Adult Inpatient Unit, Adolescent Inpatient Unit and Geriatric Inpatient Unit.

  • Hospital Sisters Health System, St. John’s Springfield, IL – PSSRs for Emergency Services and Adult Inpatient Unit.

  • Hutchison Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson, KS – PSSR for Emergency Services, Adult Inpatient Unit, and General ICU/MS Patient Room.

  • Jersey Shore University Medical Center, Neptune, NJ – PSSR for Adult Inpatient Unit (30 beds); and Crisis Unit Emergency Services.

  • JPS Health Network, Fort Worth, TX – PSSR for 1) Psychiatric Emergency Center; 2) Integrated Specialty Unit (16 beds); 3) Trinity Springs Inpatient services (80 beds); and 4) Trinity Springs North (16 beds).

  • Kingsbrook Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY – PSSR for Inpatient Adult Inpatient Unit and Geriatric Inpatient Unit.

  • Maine Medical Center, MainHealth, Portland, ME – PSSR for Emergency Services and Geriatric Inpatient Unit.

  • Mercy Health System, MI – Patient and Staff Safety Review for three Adult Inpatient units located in Ann Arbor, Oakland and Livonia.

  • Michigan Medicine Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI – PSSR for Emergency Services, Adult Inpatient Unit, Adolescent Inpatient Unit, ECT, and Outpatient Clinical Services; providing ongoing design and construction related consulting services for behavioral health inpatient departmental renovations.

  • New York City Health + Hospitals, Elmhurst, Queens, NY – PSSR for 169 Inpatient Beds, Emergency Services, Outpatient and other Clinical Services.

  • SSM Health Agnesian Healthcare, Font du Lac, WI – PSSRs for Emergency Services and Adult Inpatient Unit.

  • St. Mary’s Hospital, Madison, WI – Behavioral Health Inpatient Unit Renovation, 60% Construction Document Plan Review.

  • University of Alabama and Alabama Department of Mental Health, Tuscaloosa, AL – PSSR for 1) Bryce Adult Hospital (268 beds); 2) Harper Center Geriatric Hospital (96 beds); and 3) Taylor Hardin Secure Medical Facility Hospital (114 beds).

  • University of Minnesota Medical Center, West Bank Fairview Hospital – PSSR for 1) East Building Adolescent Units (42 beds); 2) South Building Pediatric Emergency Services; 3) North and West Buildings Adult inpatient units (9 units); and 4) Adult Emergency Services.

Speaking Engagements

  • “Removing Barriers, Transforming Behavioral Health Design” – Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo, (September 2019), Boston, Massachusetts 

  • “Understanding the Fine Points of Putting Ligature Resistant Design into Practice” – NY Healthcare Facilities Summit, (September 2019), New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York, New York 

  • “How and Why Behavioral Health Inpatient Design is Different from Medical/Surgical Units” – Center for Health Design Behavioral Health Workshop, (September 2019), Baltimore, Maryland 

  • “Building a Safe Environment” – Visa Lighting Healthcare Seminar, (September 2019), Milwaukee, Wisconsin 

  • “Building a Safe Environment” – Missouri Hospital Association, Leadership Conference, (April 2019), Spring Conference, Osage Beach, Missouri

  • “Behavioral Health Design: Opportunities for Innovation in the Patient Room” – Army Corp of Engineers (April 2019), Huntsville, Alabama

  • “Ligature Risk Reduction” – Defense Health Agency (January 2019), Falls Church, Virginia

  • “Ligature Attachment and Suicide Risk Assessment on Behavioral Health Inpatient Units” – Alabama Society Healthcare Engineers, (October 2018), Fall Conference, Mobile, Alabama

  • “Behavioral Health Design: Opportunities for Innovation in the Patient Room” – Institute of Patient Centered Design CEU, Veterans Administration Medical Center, (July 2018), Lyons, New Jersey

  • “Ligature Attachment and Suicide Risk Assessment on Behavioral Health Inpatient Units” – California Society Healthcare Engineers – Webinar, (July 2018), Webinar, Los Angeles, California

  • “Behavioral Health Design: Opportunities for Innovation in the Patient Room” – Institute of Patient Centered Design CEU hosted by OFS Brands, (May 2018), Atlanta, Georgia

  • “Ligature Attachment and Suicide Risk Assessment on Behavioral Health Inpatient Units” – California Society Healthcare Engineers, (April 2018), San Diego, California

  • “Ligature Attachment and Suicide Risk Assessment on Behavioral Health Inpatient Units” and “Designing Behavioral Health Inpatient Units” – Cornerstone Health Group Leadership Conference, Behavioral Health Work session, (April 2018), Dallas, Texas.

  • “Ligature Attachment and Suicide Risk Assessment on Behavioral Health Inpatient Units” – Missouri Hospital Association (January 2018) – Webinar with attendees at the Missouri Hospital Association Conference for Behavioral Health in St. Louis, Missouri.

  • “The Patient-Centered Health Design Competition for Behavioral Health: Update and Ongoing Development” (November 2016) – Co Speaker with Tammy Thompson, SCAD Faculty; Jim Hunt, Behavioral Health Consulting; Dr. Mardelle Shepley, Faculty Cornell University; and Mary Therese, VA Hospital Planetree Director; Healthcare Design Conference, Houston, Texas.

  • “Through the Patient’s Eyes: A Design Innovation Session” (February 2016) – ACE Summit and Reverse Expo, Atlanta, Georgia

  • Faculty and speaker at Patient-Centered Design Innovation Summit – “Health Environment Planning” (Fall 2015) – Discuss multidisciplinary needs in health environment planning strategies for collaboration between design disciplines, Education Summit, Charleston, South Carolina

  • Evidence Based Design – “How and Where Learning Happens” (Fall 2012) – Architect Research Expertise - Speaker and Panelist at DeKalb hosted Education Symposium Birmingham, Alabama

  • Lean Healthcare 101 – “Lean Healthcare Design” (Spring 2012) – Does process management methodologies that work in other industries have an impact in a healthcare environment? - Healthcare Summit Birmingham, Alabama

  • The Healthcare Architect – “Shaping Healthcare Delivery through Research, Practice and Facility Management” (Fall 2012) – Healthcare Summit Birmingham, Alabama

  • "Disaster Assessment Team: Lessons Learned from Tuscaloosa 2011 Safety Assessment" (2011) – for AIA / ABC Joint Alabama Conference;

  • "The Healthcare Architect: Shaping Healthcare Delivery through Research, Practice and Facility Management" (Fall 2011) – AIA Georgia Conference

  • Designing Planetree Patient-Centered Environments for People, Process and Prototype – “How a Holistic Healing Community Became Realty” for Griffin Hospital and Cancer Center” (2010) at Arizona State University’s College of Design “Exposed” 2010 symposium and authored work session content for HFI 2010 annual conference;

  • “The Silver Lining – How Current changes in the Design Profession can lead to Greater Value for Institutions and Owners” (2009) – Discussion of how Outcomes Driven Programming can lead to enhanced project outcomes, speaking at the Department of Defense Health Facilities Institute (HFI) Annual Conference;

  • “State-of-the-Art Inpatient Care for the 21st Century” (2009) – Discussion about Inpatient Nursing Units and Patient Room Current Research and Design Trends, guest speaker at Onslow Memorial Hospital Senior Leadership and Onslow County Board Members Fall Retreat;

  • “Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Changing Practice, Research and Current Trends” (2006) – P+W Engaging Excellence and UAB Women & Neonatal Service Groups

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