Expert: The Impact of Texas’ $745 Million Investment in Mental Health

Texas state lawmakers just wrapped up the 86th legislative session, and as a part of their work, they approved $745 million for the construction of mental health facilities specifically designed to improve the lives of Texans receiving treatment. That’s an investment our country desperately needs. In the United States, nearly one in five adults live with mental illness, and almost one in 20 experience severe mental illness. It is clear mental health is an issue that should get our collective attention. However, Texas ranked third to last in the nation in mental health care spending per capita in 2013 —… Full Story

Balancing Cost and Quality: Healthcare Design Experts Weigh in

Earlier this month, leading healthcare design professionals joined us at the D CEO offices for a healthcare design discussion as a part of our healthcare breakfast panel series. We discussed some of the factors impacting healthcare design, what systems, providers, and patients are looking for in systems, how technology has impacted healthcare design and how the space can be used to be more efficient for employees. The panel included Tina Larsen the Managing Principal and Healthcare Sector Leader at Corgan, Ian Sinnett a principal and regional healthcare leader at Perkins+Will, Jeff Stouffer the Executive Vice President and Health Group Director at HKS, and Joshua Theodore a Vice… Full Story

Join Us for D CEO’s Architecture and Design Healthcare Breakfast Panel

In an exponentially changing world, designing facilities that meet all the needs of the modern healthcare industry is a tough challenge. Communication technology is replacing and changing the provider-patient relationship, innovative treatments are reducing the time patients need to spend in a hospital, and generational shifts create new needs. In order to learn more about how the design industry is dealing with changing healthcare needs, D CEO will host its third Healthcare Breakfast Panel this March. As the hospital arms race continues in the DFW suburbs, other systems are scaling down and looking to be more mobile and accessible. Virtual… Full Story