Phase One of this project includes a 140,000 square foot renovation and South Tower addition at Doctors Hospital in Augusta. The main goal of the new addition is two-fold: consolidate registration and waiting functions to the front of the hospital while adding patient room capacity. Registration, laboratory, and pre-admission functions are now located within easy walking distance of the new main lobby so that most pre-operative needs of patients are met on the same floor. The new South Tower also includes twenty-four private patient rooms (second floor) and twenty-four ICU patient rooms.
Key aspects of the addition and renovation include:
- A renovated and expanded main lobby space infused with an abundance of natural light including a second floor overlook with clerestory windows and enlarged waiting area.
- Each patient floor includes large family waiting areas and a private physician consultation room. New education and conference rooms are located on the first floor.
- New Remote Powerhouse was added relocating boiler and generator functions away from the hospital allowing for future expansion possibilities.