Building a Better Behavioral Health Experience at the PDC Summit

By Brittany Taormina | Feb 05, 2020 ShareShare

On March 25, XL Construction Healthcare Project Executive Jason Fox, WRNS Founding Partner John Ruffo, and Chief Administrative Services Officer Ken King  will present at the PDC Summit in San Antonio, Texas. They three speakers will be covering “Model Behavior: Building a Better Behavioral Health Experience.” The session will cover the following below.

Behavioral health disorders are plaguing the country at an alarming rate. El Camino Hospital sought to address this growing need in their community with the construction of a new state-of-the-art 58,000 square foot, 36-bed Behavioral Health Services Center in Mountain View, CA. The goal was to provide a place people would want to visit, stay and make the effort to make a change. In this session, participants will hear from the owner, designer and contractor about how they were able to effectively execute this vision by focusing on the patient experience. Learn about research findings that led to game-changing design elements for the building. Also, hear how the team overcame challenges such as complicated regulatory requirements and working on an occupied campus. Discover how El Camino’s facility can serve as a model for effectively treating the behavioral health epidemic nationwide.

Learning Outcomes

Outcome Statement 1: Describe the unique design features of the El Camino Hospital Behavioral Health Center that aid healing and enhance the patient experience before, during and after treatment.

Outcome Statement 2: Explain the owner’s motivations for delivering this project to the community and their strategy for making it operationally feasible

Outcome Statement 3: Describe the essential collaboration process with the general contractor that enabled them to realize the complex design intent and minimize disruptions while working on an occupied campus

Outcome Statement 4: State how the final product

For more information about the “Model Behavior: Building a Better Behavioral Health Experience” presentation at the PDC Summit, please contact Jason Fox.

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Tags: building to improve lives | healthcare | collaboration | summit

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