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Phase I of the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center Completed

1756-2FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Gresham, Smith and Partners, a leading multi-disciplinary design and consulting firm for the built environment, recently annouced the completion of Phase I of the new Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center at Holy Cross HealthPlex. Phase I of the three phase project is 25,000-square-feet and includes a new lobby, Jeane M. Dorini Women’s Imaging and Diagnostic Suite, registration, six exam rooms and two physician office suites.

The new Women’s Center will provide a one-stop, state-of-the art facility where women in the community can receive services, treatment and care in a convenient, spa-like environment. The newly completed Jeane M. Dorini Women’s Imaging and Diagnostic Suite provides advanced breast imaging including digital mammography, minimally invasive diagnostic procedures, stereotactic breast biopsy, bone density studies and ultrasonography. A “Patient Navigator” will develop a one-on-one relationship with patients to answer questions, coordinate care with the patient’s physician and connect patients to resources. 

“We are proud to offer our community access to the new Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center,” said Holy Cross Hospital President and CEO, Dr. Patrick Taylor. “As one of the premier hospitals in the nation for women’s health services, we consistently focus on providing the most advanced treatment options for conditions that pose the greatest challenges to women’s health and well-being. At the Comprehensive Women’s Center, we will continue to provide women with outstanding healthcare services and positive patient experiences.”

“Through roundtable ‘visioning sessions’ we were able to better understand the healthcare requirements of the women in this community. We used inviting materials, textures and finishes throughout the space to support functional and emotional design,” Paul Pannier, RA, LEED AP, project manager, Gresham, Smith and Partners. “We look forward to continuing our work and carrying these design elements throughout the next two phases and incorporating them into the entire comprehensive center.”

This $15 million project is being funded completely through philanthropic efforts, including $5 million in donations from the Harry T. Mangurian, Jr. Foundation and more than 100 pledges for $5,000 from “Girlfriends,” women in the community who each made a pledge as lifelong members of the Dorothy Mangurian Comprehensive Women’s Center.

About Gresham, Smith and Partners
Gresham, Smith and Partners provides design and consulting solutions for the built environment that contribute to the success of national and international clients.  For more than 40 years, GS&P has focused on enhancing quality of life and sustainability within communities.  GS&P consists of industry-leading professionals practicing architecture and engineering design as well as scientists and highly specialized planning and strategic consultants in Aviation, Corporate and Urban Design, Environmental Compliance, Healthcare, Industrial, Land Planning, Transportation and Water Services. GS&P consistently ranks among the top architecture and engineering firms in the United States.  For more information regarding GS&P, visit


Posted January 14, 2011

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