Munch and Earn: Building a Safe Behavioral Health Environment of Care

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AIA Columbus’ AAH Committee will host a Munch and Earn January 23rd at noon. We are honored to welcome two internationally known leaders working to advance the design of Mental and Behavioral Health facilities. Our discussion will attempt to help designers, providers and hospitals understand one method of assessing ligature risk in the physical environment and what to do about identified risks considering regulatory changes over the past five years.

Kimberly McMurray, AIA is principal of Behavioral Health Facility Consulting LLC. She is an accomplished expert in the design of Behavioral Health facilities across the US, and is the current author/curator of the well-known Hunt and Sine Behavioral Health Design Guide. Kimberly will present on the assessment, design, and construction of safe behavioral health care environments.

Philip Ross is chairman of the UK’s Design in Mental Health Network and CEO of Safehinge Primera. He is passionate about improving the experience of patients in inpatient behavioral health facilities. Philip’s work with the Design in Mental Health Network is leading to better systems for unified and comprehensive testing of products used in behavioral health spaces leading to better patient safety in the built environment. Safehinge Primera is manufacturing safe products that enhance both safety and human experience. Their new behavioral health patient room door hardware received a Nightingale Award at this year’s Healthcare Design Conference.

Sponsored by Safehinge Primera.

January 23, 2023
12-1 PM
Lunch will be provided.

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW
Members, Sponsors, Students: Free
Non-Members: $10

The Center for Architecture and Design
50 W Town St, Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43215

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