A 20,000-square-foot renovation and expansion to the women’s imaging center and obstetrics department at AdventHealth Gordon Hospital, a rural hospital in Calhoun, Georgia, has been completed. Focusing on amenities that create a calm, spa-like environment for women, the new space provides comprehensive maternal care and diagnostics in one convenient location.
The reimagined women’s center provides expanded imaging and diagnostic services and moves mammography, ultrasound and dexa bone density testing to one location. It features a new, separate entrance and a wall of windows and clerestory overlooking the hospital’s healing garden. To prioritize the patient experience, the department supplies patients with robes, spa water, snacks and access to charging stations. The soothing interior showcases wood tones, natural stone and glass tiles, while design details such as full-wall graphics in ultrasound and mammography rooms provide pleasant distractions.
The expanded obstetrics department includes private labor and delivery and post-partum recovery suites. Each spacious LDPR room comprises a sleeper sofa with built-in work table and power outlet for visiting family members, as well as custom casework camouflaging murphy bassinets, medical gasses and clinical supplies. Additionally, private patient bathrooms have plenty of storage for toiletries and feature backlit heated mirrors.
Gresham Smith, serving as architect on the project, was also responsible for civil engineering and landscape architecture on the site, integrating pink-toned flowers and rocks in the gardens for breast health awareness.
The firm was also tasked with providing wayfinding to align with the AdventHealth brand. The team designed new signage for the women’s imaging center and obstetrics department, helping the space blend seamlessly with the intensive care unit, emergency department and medical/surgical suites.