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Tuesday, October 9, 2018  |  4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Open to Conference Attendees Only

Making a Difference: Renovating a Peds Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit

Reginald Bannerman, MSN, MBA, RN, NE-BC
Director of Nursing, Psychiatry, Children's National Medical Center
Madeline Hill, LEED GA
Interior Designer, Array Architects
Laura Morris, CHID, IIDA, LEED AP BD+C, Lean Green Belt
Principal & Interior Design Director, Array Architects
Jon Sell AIA
Principal and Healthcare Planner, Array Architects

In fall 2015, Children’s National Medical Center embarked on a project to renovate and reimagine their sub-divided child and adolescent behavioral health inpatient unit. This unit was land-locked by other programs, divided in two by a public corridor and was struggling to find space for all the patients needing care. CNMC hired Array to help fulfill a vision by the leadership on how they provide care for patient mix, while bringing their dated unit up to code and current best practice in behavioral health. Learn how, through a lean methodology and phased project approach, the team allowed for flexibility and growth, shared support and a state of the art design. Learn how footprint challenges were overcome using technology and security innovations while still allowing for a dynamic and inspiring space for patients to heal - addressing both the child and adolescent populations. Post occupancy outcomes and lessons learned will be shared from both a design and clinical perspective.



1. Learn how the planning allowed for flexibility and growth as well as shared services from both the child and adolescent behavioral health units.
2. Understand how leadership's vision at Children's National Medical Center was implemented to create a state-of-the-art design that meets client needs.
3. Learn how the patient mix at Children's National Medical Center created challenges and opportunities that were unique to this overall project.
4. Understand how the Unit is performing and outcomes of post occupancy study.

SESSION FOCUS AREAS: = Generative Space = NOAH