Doctors Memorial Hospital

  • Patricia West

    Patricia West

    Senior Vice President, Business Development Contact

Located in the heart of Florida’s Panhandle, Doctors Memorial Hospital has been serving the citizens of Holmes County and surrounding areas for more than five decades. Originally built in 1958, the small rural hospital was severely constrained by space restrictions and desired a new facility that could better serve its growing patient population. With the goal of reinforcing the importance of community health through a spirit of exploration, collaboration and creative design, Doctors Memorial Hospital solicited GS&P to provide design and engineering services for a new 20-bed replacement facility.

While staying within the confines of a tight budget, GS&P’s innovative design increased the critical access hospital’s size to 46,225 square feet, doubling its previous square footage. The design also splits the hospital into two main components—business and medical services. Both were kept separate to preserve patient privacy from the public realm. The overall layout of the replacement facility runs along a public spine that connects to all specialty services, simplifying the wayfinding experience. By locating the main public entrance and an emergency walk-in entry within walking distance of each another, patients and visitors have easy access to hospital functions during and after business hours.

Designed to meet both current and anticipated future needs, the new Doctors Memorial Hospital features: an emergency department; surgery; radiology; laboratory; respiratory therapy; inpatient and outpatient physical therapy; pharmacy; business services; and a 20-bed inpatient wing complete with a special care unit. 

Winner of the Excellence in Construction Merit Award (Green Category: $10 – $25 million - Alabama ABC Chapter), the fully accredited healthcare facility is the recipient of the National Gold Seal of Approval by the Joint Commission, and has been identified by Thomason Healthcare as one of the top 20 most profitable critical access hospitals in the nation.

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