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Mercy Health St. Mary's

Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Project Description

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.

Natural light floods the entire width of the unit greatly improving the therapeutic environment and allowing staff observation of activity and dining areas. Also addressed issues related to providing safer delivery of medical gases, accommodating bed pan washers and other elements common to medical/surgical treatment environments.

Our Work

BHFC Design provided consulting services from the early programming phase through the Construction Document Phase.


We assisted the owner and design team with addressing the vital patient and staff safety issues inherent in this type of unit and create a state-of-the-art facility with a therapeutic environment that will be both safe and promote recovery of the patients.

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Renovation, Medical and Psychiatric Diagnosis, Geriatric Behavioral Health Population


Carrie Mull

Clinical Service Director of Behavioral Health

P: (616) 685-6802

Architect of Record:

Progressive AE

Grand Rapids, MI


JRP Studios

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