New light-filled space for mental health programs
Posted on May 21, 2010
Mills-Peninsula’s Behavioral Health Department, which provides mental health and chemical dependency programs, is gearing up for a move this fall to a brand new, expanded, state-of-the-art facility currently under construction at the Mills Health Center in San Mateo.
“We worked directly with the designers to create a very safe, open, light-filled space for our patients and their families,” says Dan Becker, M.D., psychiatrist and medical director.
The new facility includes outdoor patios for both adults and adolescents in programs with overnight stays.
“Just as the new hospital in Burlingame capitalizes on fresh air and natural sunlight as part of the healing process, we took advantage of the unique location on the third floor of the Health Center in San Mateo to offer outdoor spaces,” says James Pease, project manager. “We also incorporated high-end finishes throughout to make it feel more like home.”
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