When AdventHealth looked to upgrade the women’s imaging center and obstetrics department at Gordon Hospital in Calhoun, Georgia, they called on Gresham Smith to bring their vision to life. By focusing on amenities that create a calm, spa-like environment, as well as implementing design features that enhance efficiency, the new space provides comprehensive maternal care and diagnostics in a convenient, relaxing space that was thoughtfully designed with women in mind.




Calhoun, GA

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2022 IIDA North Florida Design Award


square-foot women's center


square-foot OB department



An Elevated Experience

An Elevated Experience

Visiting a hospital can sometimes be an overwhelming experience, so our team created a relaxing environment by incorporating wood tones, natural stone and glass tiles, as well as full wall graphics in ultrasound and mammography rooms to provide a pleasant distraction. The center offers robes, spa water, snacks and access to charging stations for patients, while the private labor and delivery and post-partum recovery suites feature patient bathrooms, a sleeper sofa with a built-in work table and power outlet for visiting family members and custom casework camouflaging murphy bassinets, medical gasses and clinical supplies.
Increasing Efficiency

Increasing Efficiency

The Gresham Smith team incorporated design elements to increase operational efficiencies. The obstetrics department features centralized nurse stations and in-room monitors for doctor/patient communication, and a nurse station in the nursery shortens the distance between staff and babies.
Down to the Details

Down to the Details

No detail was too small for the project team’s attention. Our landscape architects designed a healing garden with pink-toned flowers to raise awareness for breast health, while our team of experiential designers created new signage that blends the space seamlessly with the intensive care unit, emergency department and medical/surgical suites, which were previously designed by Gresham Smith.


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Carolyn Fleetwood Blake, IIDA, LEED AP, EDAC
Carolyn Fleetwood Blake, IIDA, LEED AP, EDAC
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