The Behavior Health Unit
Windows in each treatment room allow daylight in and views to the outside which should reduce patient stress and incidents of violence. Dimmable corridor lighting outside patient rooms helps patients sleep better, thereby reducing anxiety and stress.
The rooms contain concealed patient headwalls for patient safety. Polycarbonate glazing was used in doors (half glass) of the private patient rooms to allow for visualization, with integral blinds for privacy as needed. T
he design includes a secure vestibule entrance into the unit where patients can be screened. Of the three exits from the unit, one private door connects the nurse station to the main ED.C.D.