Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital

East Inpatient Addition

About the project

Project details
Size 34,400 SF
Location Hoffman Estates, IL
Firm Role Planning | SD | DD | CD | CA
Cost $6.5M

PFB was requested to evaluate the needs and growth potential of the Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health facility. Although ABBHH was offering state-of-the-art mental health care, the facility was undersized to accommodate the needs of a rising psychiatric population and was also under-recognized for its commitment to psychiatric care. After careful analysis, we recommended they move forward with an east inpatient addition to better serve their community's needs.

The East Addition, a 34,400 square foot, three-story facility, expanded the inpatient capacity from 95 beds to 137 beds. This new bed capacity provides:

28 Adolescent Beds 10 Young Adult Beds 11 Child Beds
20 Adult High-Acuity Beds 24 Adult Low-Acuity Beds 23 Geriatric High-Acuity Beds
11 Geriatric Low-Acuity Beds 10 Eating Disorder / SIRS Beds

Corridors, Patient Rooms, and Group Rooms all have access to natural light and views. Colors and patterns in the spaces are inviting but not disorienting. Each unit uses a three tier approach to calming agitated patients. Enhanced patient security and safety were achieved through keen attention to vandal- and abuse-resistant construction.

The new fa├žade and entrance helped to deinstitutionalize the image of the existing facility. The dramatic impact of this addition resulted in increased community awareness and regional recognition as well as enhanced charitable donations to the facility.

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