Tim Rommel, AIA, MRAIC
Of all of the specialties and sub-specialties in healthcare, behavioral healthcare facility environments have the most direct impact on patient care and outcomes. The environments that we create help patients and consumers feel safe, engaged and encouraged. The care and treatment of behavioral health issues is evolving exponentially; the environments that were created just a generation ago are typically not as effective in facilitating care as the environments we are creating today. Each facility we design is better than our last one, we build on what we’ve learned – our next facility will be our best.
A healthcare architect for over 25 years, Tim Rommel is a recognized expert in the planning and design of behavioral healthcare facilities, with several dozen highly regarded projects to his credit. The behavioral healthcare leader for CannonDesign’s Health practice, Tim’s professional focus is providing clients with planning solutions to meet current and emerging trends in behavioral healthcare delivery. Tim regularly provides his insights into the unique issues and concerns of this building type with outlets such as Modern Healthcare and Behavioral Healthcare and at presentation for international conferences and major universities.