Gresham Smith Selected to Design Upgrades at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta
Gresham Smith is proud to announce that the firm has been selected by Grady Health System to renovate the operating rooms and support spaces at Grady Memorial Hospital, the safety-net public hospital and only Level I trauma center in Atlanta, Georgia. The project is part of a larger expansion plan to meet the long-term needs of underserved populations in Fulton County.
“As Metropolitan Atlanta continues to grow, the need for healthcare is growing as well,” said Julie Mullen, AIA, architect, Gresham Smith. “Our team will focus on creating adaptable, functional spaces that will elevate the patient experience, staff satisfaction and overall delivery of care. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Grady Health System and the ways this project will support the hospital’s operations and community’s growth.”
Prior to beginning the design, Gresham Smith conducted a study of Grady’s operating room suites and support spaces. Based on the space analysis, the project team will convert undersized operating rooms on the hospital’s sixth and fourth floors into fewer, but larger operating and procedure rooms that enhance patient care.
The larger surgical suites will give Grady staff the flexibility to perform a variety of procedures in the new, standardized operating rooms, from cardiac cases and joint replacements to full trauma surgeries. Upgraded technology, state-of-the-art lighting and appropriately-sized equipment support booms will improve operational efficiencies, while aesthetic upgrades to common areas, staff lounges and supply storage will elevate the patient and provider experience.
Construction on the operating rooms and support spaces will be phased to keep ample surgical spaces available for patient care. Gresham Smith previously designed campus wayfinding at Grady Memorial Hospital, creating cohesive signage that clearly communicates information while unifying the Grady Health brand.