Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center - Behavioral Health Services and Pediatric Development Center

Behavioral Health Services and Pediatric Development Center Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center SmithGroup Chicago Architecture Healthcare
Behavioral Health Services and Pediatric Development Center Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Chicago Healthcare Architecture
Behavioral Health Services and Pediatric Development Center Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Chicago Architecture Healthcare
Behavioral Health Services and Pediatric Development Center Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Healthcare Architecture Chicago
Behavioral Health Services and Pediatric Development Center Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Chicago Healthcare Architecture
Behavioral Health Services and Pediatric Development Center Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center SmithGroup Architecture Chicago
Behavioral Health Services and Pediatric Development Center Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Chicago Healthcare Architecture

The Pediatric Developmental Center at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center is the most comprehensive outpatient diagnostic and treatment center for children with special needs in the Chicago area.

客户

Advocate Health Care

位置

Chicago, Illinois

市场/服务

Architecture, Behavioral Health, Civil Engineering, Health, Interiors, Medical Planning, Structural Engineering, Sustainable Design, Women's & Children's Health, Workplace Strategy

大小

51,064 GSF

As society grapples with an increasing demand for specialized mental healthcare, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, part of the Advocate Aurora Health system, has been at the forefront of caring for this often-underserved patient population. The medical center built upon its commitment when it provided a stand-alone outpatient clinic dedicated to specialized behavioral healthcare.

The Behavioral Health Services and Pediatric Development Center create a clinically advanced yet calm healing environment that serve two key patient groups. Behavioral Health Services (BHS) is a community mental health center that provides a range of outpatient individual, family, couple and group psychotherapy services in addition to case management and psychiatric medication services. BHS serves children, adolescents, and adults who present across many mental health diagnoses. 

 

Behavioral Health Services and Pediatric Development Center Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Chicago Health Architecture

The Pediatric Development Center (PDC) provides comprehensive medical diagnostic and intervention services for infants and toddlers, comprehensive treatment for children with autism, a home-based behavioral psychology program, pediatric rehabilitation services, and family and sibling support for infants through teens.

 

The clinic’s atmosphere is one of serenity and empathy, with ample natural light facilitated by floor-to-ceiling windows, a calming, cool color palette, and natural materials where possible. It employs universal design principles, ensuring those of all ages and abilities can benefit from the views and surroundings intended to uplift the human experience. At the same time, the building is well-suited to address a range of patient needs. Various waiting areas are tailored to the needs of different patient populations. In the PDC, a gym facility includes a rock-climbing wall and gymnastics equipment for physical therapy and gross motor skills development. At BHS, group therapy rooms were built with hybrid technology as the field has significantly incorporated telehealth services in the recent year.

 

Behavioral Health Services and Pediatric Development Center Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Chicago Healthcare

 

The four-story building has flex space for growth with the structural capability to add two more floors. Although this new center condensed square footage for both programs, careful planning has maximized space for clinical therapies and treatment. For the BHS, a full-size mock-up of a treatment room with various furniture configurations enabled clinicians to confidently approve a more efficiently sized space, which allowed for more rooms overall. Additional space was also achieved in the PDC by transitioning from private staff offices to an open office environment already embraced in other Advocate medical centers.

Sited directly across from the main hospital, the building’s location and design make a powerful statement about bringing dignity and equitable care to every patient population.