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MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center

Behavioral
Health
Addition

Client
MercyOne North Iowa
Location
Mason City, IA
Size
26,147 SF
Completion date
June 2019

This full-service north Iowa hospital asked žžƵ, together with our partner BWBR Architects, to design a major addition for comprehensive behavioral health services. The facility provides greatly expanded services for people dealing with behavioral health issues. 

The addition's design features bright, open group therapy spaces and a focus throughout on safety and security for clients and patients as well as staff. Every aspect of every client space is anti-ligature, and acute patient rooms allow 24-hour surveillance if needed. 

The addition houses both inpatient and outpatient services, units specific to general, adolescent and geriatric behavioral health services, transition-training space, offices, a sensory room and education spaces. The building purposely features generous views to the outdoors, maximum daylighting and human-scale spaces to enhance calm and comfort for clients and patients.

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