As one of Georgia’s top-ranked small hospitals, Adventist Health System’s Gordon Hospital quickly outgrew their existing facility that was built just years before. Hospital officials understood that the built environment has the capacity to influence a patient’s mind, body and spirit and knew they needed more space to better serve the Calhoun community. Gresham Smith designed a three-story expansion to the hospital’s emergency department and intensive care unit, as well as renovations to the hospital’s lobby and waiting spaces, providing the latest in patient-centered care while creating an efficient base for future growth and expansion.

Client

Adventist Health System - Gordon Hospital

Location

Calhoun, GA

Project Type

Healthcare

21k

square-foot ED expansion

33

remodeled exam rooms

20k

square-foot ICU expansion

Guiding Principles Lead the Way

Guiding Principles Lead the Way

At the beginning of the design process, Gordon Hospital established four primary goals for the project: create a positive, healing environment for patients and staff; improve operational efficiencies; add advanced technologies to the hospital’s toolbox; and provide greater capacity for future growth.
Bigger and Better

Bigger and Better

The three-story expansion doubled the size of the existing emergency department, bringing the space’s total exam, resuscitation and behavioral health room count to 33. The new 20,000-square-foot, 10-bed intensive care unit and 24-bed progressive care unit, combined with a new CT suite, allow Gordon Hospital to provide the latest in patient-centered care.
Adding Tech to Their Toolbox

Adding Tech to Their Toolbox

Gordon Hospital asked us to add advanced technologies to their toolbox, so our team designed medical, communications and wireless systems to anticipate future technological advances and upgrades. Additionally, a cutting-edge tracking system helps the hospital manage patients, staff, materials and equipment.
Creating a Cohesive Space

Creating a Cohesive Space

Even though we didn’t renovate the entire hospital, our team did install new furniture and artwork throughout the existing spaces to create one cohesive hospital. New signage, interior and exterior artwork, and interior design elements also help communicate the hospital’s faith-based mission.

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Robert “Bob” Berry AIA, NCARB, EDAC
Robert “Bob” Berry AIA, NCARB, EDAC
Principal