State of Nevada

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 Jim Gibbons, Governor

Gustavo Nuñez, P.E., Manager

   
 

RAWSON-NEAL PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL

1650 Community College Drive

Las Vegas, NV 89146

   
 

Dedicated to the Community on Aug 28, 2006

 

 

 

Project Team

 

Public Works Project Manager: Sunny Kamath, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP

 

Inspector: Martin Kersey

 

 

 

Using Agency

 

Dr. David Rosin, MD

 

State Medical Director

 

Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services

 

 

 

Architect

 

HMC Architects, Reno

 

www.hmcarchitects.com

 

Principal: Jerry Eich,  AIA, ACHA

 

Senior Project Manager: Thomas Casazza, AIA

 

 

 

Consultants

 

 

 
Martin Peltyn, Inc WLB Group Petty and Associates Dinter Engineering J.W.Zunino
Structural Engineer Civil Engineer Mechanical and Plumbing Engineer Electrical Engineer Landscape Architect
 

 

 

Contractor

 

Sletten Construction of Nevada, Inc

 

Project Manager: John Jones

 

Superintendent: Lynn Coles and Mike Collins

 

Assistant Project Managers: Tony Ewalt, Matt McCullough.

 

 

 

Project Statistics

 

Location: NW corner of Jones Blvd and Oakey Blvd in Las Vegas.

 

Site acreage: 11 acres

 

Project Square footage: 117,000 SF

 

Total number of  Beds: 190

 

 

 

Construction cost: $35.5 million

 

Construction duration: Feb 2005 to June 2006.

 

 

 

Project Description

 

With the rapid growth in the Las Vegas area, local emergency departments were having to hold from 75-100 psychiatric patients at any given time, and the existing psychiatric hospital could not be further expanded.  This project was created to alleviate these problems as well as to provide a new care environment for the mentally ill.  The primary goal is to diagnose, treat and reintroduce patients into the community.

 

 

 

The design of this hospital is based upon the Dini-Townsend Hospital in Sparks, Nevada; a psychiatric hospital completed in 2001.  The new challenge was to accommodate a larger number of  beds while maintaining the original circulation and organizational concepts which were successful in the smaller Sparks Campus.  To incorporate these extra beds, two inpatient pods were added, creating a 160-bed psychiatric hospital and a 30 bed psychiatric observation unit, for a total of 190 beds.

 

 

 

This facility provides patient intake or triage rooms; seclusion rooms; group therapy areas; quiet and active therapy areas; physician and therapist office; and access to outdoor courtyard therapy areas.  These pods surround a central courtyard, allowing patients to be outdoors and secure without feeling caged in.  The patient rooms surround activity areas monitored by nursing stations.  As the activity areas have limited access to exterior walls, multiple clerestory windows were added to bring natural light into these spaces, creating a non-institutional environment for the patients.

   
 

 Click Here to view article as featured in Behavioral Health Care magazine February 2007

   
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Main Lobby/Reception Area

 


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