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.
As Doctors Hospital Augusta facilities have been expanded, the hospital had an immediate need for additional parking. The new parking garage has quite a presence on the new campus, with seven levels of parking design for up to 363 cars. With intentional color choices and material textures, the garage seamlessly fits into the context of the overall campus.