In addition to the new Behavioral Health Teaching Facility (BHTF) being built at UW Medical Center-Northwest (pictured here in its current state), a remodel of the E-wing geropsych unit at Northwest is underway.
Known as the Behavioral Health Renovation (BRH) project, the remodel’s objectives are to create innovative and comprehensive care to help adult voluntary patients with behavioral health recovery; support the training for the next generation of health and behavioral health care providers for Washington state, and create a welcoming and safe environment for patients, staff and visitors. The BRH Committee selected BNB Builder and KMD Architecture as the design build team with construction slated for 2023–24 and doors set to open in 2025.
This remodel, coupled with the new BHTF, will ultimately provide 100 new psychiatry beds (BHTF), 50 new medical/surgical beds (BHTF) and 12-14 adult voluntary psychiatry beds (as part of the remodel of the current E-wing). These new spaces and facilities will make a tremendous difference in our ability to provide high-quality behavioral health care to our community, innovative instruction to our trainees and inviting spaces for our hard-working faculty and staff.