Brasfield & Gorrie Completes WellStar Paulding Hospital

ATLANTA, Ga. — The $92-million WellStar Paulding Hospital in Hiram, Ga. has been completed by Brasfield & Gorrie. The replacement facility was designed to promote safe, high quality, patient-centered care.

WellStar_3_RThe eight-story, 295,700-square-foot hospital will be among the first hospitals in the country conditioned solely by a geothermal heat pump and a radiant floor system, which maintains the building temperature naturally using sub-surface conductive heat transfer.

The hospital also incorporates a number of design elements to promote a positive patient experience, including decentralized nursing stations, standardized patient rooms with hotel-like amenities, expanded emergency exam rooms and natural sunlight in family waiting areas.

Numerous innovative techniques were used in the fast-track construction of this facility. The project team leveraged building information modeling with other cutting-edge technologies and prefabrication to create efficiencies in the schedule, while also maintaining the budget and enhancing quality and safety.

WellStar_2_RWellStar Paulding Hospital is also Brasfield & Gorrie’s seventh OSHA Strategic Partnership Program project. Nearly 4,000 training hours were provided to Brasfield & Gorrie employees, as well as subcontractor employees through this voluntary program, increasing the number of trained employees in the local community.

Serving as general contractor, Brasfield & Gorrie partnered with CDH Partners Inc. on this project, which began in January 2012. In addition to the hospital facility, the project also included a four-story, 82,220-square-foot medical office building that ties in to an existing MOB, and a 120,000-square-foot precast parking deck for a total project cost of $135 million.


Posted April 7, 2014

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