Joyce Martin Hampton
Behavioral Health Services Center
Columbia • South Carolina
After being inspired to facilitate a change in the behavioral healthcare industry, local philanthropists Joyce and Bob Hampton gave Palmetto Health Foundation a financial gift to establish the Joyce Martin Hampton Behavioral Health Center. Located at 5 Medical Park on the campus of the Palmetto Health Hospital system, the newly remodeled Center serves psychiatric patients from the emergency departments of both Palmetto Health Richland and Palmetto Health Baptist. The 3,255 square foot Center offers more space with specially trained staff and physicians who will be available 24 hours per day, seven days per week.
The project consisted of new gypsum walls, ceilings, lighting, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, windows, and doors to construct a state-of-the-art facility. Construction scope included a complete demolition of the existing space as well as MEP upgrades to comply with new DHEC standards.
The project also included an advanced security and nurses’ control station protected by a custom fabricated curtain wall system. As a requirement for Behavioral Health, special security measures, padded seclusion rooms, anti ligature hardware, and relocation of the existing med gas system were included in the scope of work.