Adventist Health System


Calhoun, GA


Architecture, Interior Design, Planning

As one of Georgia’s top-ranked small hospitals, Adventist Health System’s Gordon Hospital (now known as AdventHealth Gordon) quickly outgrew their existing facility. Hospital officials understood that the built environment has the ability 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.

square-foot ED expansion
remodeled exam rooms
square-foot ICU expansion
emergency department lobby at Gordon Hospital

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. 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.

waiting area in the emergency department at Gordon Hospital
MRI room
patient room

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.