E19 - Road to Recovery: Person-Centered Design in Behavioral Health
Trempealeau County Healthcare Center sought a facility to match staff’s unparalleled delivery of care. In this session, attendees will gain insight into a recovery-based behavioral health model that sheds existing paradigms, strives to eliminate stigma, and has a client focus on design decisions. The presenter will demonstrate how empathetic design transforms the built environment to foster wellness, promote confidence, and create personal pride. Special features include meaningful natural light penetration, private internal courtyards, a town center with healing and teaching gardens, educational and vocational spaces, and quality staff respite. Attention to how macro and micro design elements can drive success for a positive experience will also be demonstrated.