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Mental Health Crisis Center and Inpatient Unit

Dayton Children’s Hospital|Dayton, Ohio
Dayton Children’s Hospital is a pediatric acute care children’s teaching hospital. architecture+ provided planning, programming, and design for the renovation of existing space to create a dedicated mental health crisis center adjacent to the hospital emergency department and a new 24-bed child and adolescent inpatient unit in decanted space in an existing nursing tower.
Project Type:
Mental Health
Dayton lobby
Dayton lobby
 
Inpatient Unit
The inpatient unit is arranged in 8-bed and 10-bed sub-clusters along with a 4-bed low stimulation cluster. There is a central care team/charting area that has clear visibility down the patient bedroom corridors. Remote care team desks are located within each of the inpatient unit sub-clusters.
 
Neighborhood
The inpatient unit neighborhood consists of a large activity/recreational room, multi-purpose rooms, and a large motor activity room for groups of patients to gather. The neighborhood also includes a quiet activity room and comfort room so that patients can choose to spend time alone.

Subconsultant to Champlin Architecture for planning, programming, and design services.