HUGHES SPALDING - ED EXPANSION PH 2
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, like many hospitals, is seeing an increase in behavioral health patients. In order to better accommodate the healthcare, safety and welfare needs of these patients, their supports and the hospital staff, the system is upgrading their behavior health case rooms. At Hughes Spalding, our recent renovation includes converting five existing exam rooms into four right-sized rooms and adding one ligature toilet.
Specifically designed to accommodate emergency department room standards in addition to ligature standards of care and safety, including holding room requirements, specific to behavioral health patients. The exam rooms each have a security safety door that pulls down, when needed, to mitigate the risk of patients harming themselves, staff and the facility. This door prevents access to the headwall, sink, wall-mounted computer, med-gas, outlets and other ligature risks. The exam rooms feature a chalk board for a positive distraction. Locating the behavioral health rooms adjacent to each other helps with staffing needs. tvsdesign is designing a similar renovation at the Egleston campus as well.