St. Joseph Healthcare Hamilton Recognized with Citation of Merit from Behavioral Healthcare
St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, West 5th Campus, was one of two projects awarded a Citation of Merit in this year’s Behavioral Healthcare Design Showcase. St. Joseph’s will be highlighted in the May/June issue of Behavioral Healthcare.
This recognition marks the third time in a row that a Cannon Design project was honored with a Citation of Merit in this special competition. Last year, the University of Arizona Medical Center, South Campus (formerly Pima County Hospital), Behavioral Health Pavilion and Crisis Response Center received a Citation of Merit and feature coverage; and in 2010, Essex County Hospital Center, Institute for Mental Health Policy, Research and Treatment, received the same.
“This recognition once again reaffirms Cannon Design as the true leader in behavioral healthcare design,” says Tim Rommel , Planning Principal for St. Joseph’s and leader of the firm’s Behavioral Healthcare practice. “All of the credit for this award goes directly to the entire design team who has worked so hard under incredible time constraints inherent in a DBFM (Design, Build, Finance, Maintain) delivery approach. The team not only achieved the project’s potential, but exceeded all expectations.”
A full-service Inpatient and Outpatient Mental Health Facility, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton serves a wide range of patient populations including acute, geriatric and forensic. Envisioned as an inclusive, integrated facility that eliminates the stigma of mental illness and supports a new era in behavioral healthcare, the 850,000 sf, 204-bed patient care and education/research facility increases inpatient bed capacity and associated support services, expands outpatient clinics for psychiatry, diagnostic imaging, and medical services, and provides new research and academic space.