Vinings is the third generation Health Park for WellStar and follows the innovative module that was developed by CDH for Acworth and refined at East Cobb. These superior facilities include multi-specialty care across all physician practices, on-site imaging and lab services, and an ambulatory surgery center. Mutual to each building is an iconic 2-story atrium, grand stair, and monumental water feature. While all have finish palettes consistent with WellStar’s brand, each site has its own accent finishes and special detailing that make it unique to its community. Vinings further refines this aesthetic with light wood tones and modern clean lines, creating the perfect setting for the highest quality care.
Since the firm’s establishment in 1977, CDH has worked in all development phases of this 40-acre campus. Significant projects, which CDH has completed, include an outpatient services building, patient/employee parking deck, medical office building with parking deck, women’s center, psychiatric and substance abuse facility. CDH was also involved in major interior renovations of the existing inpatient hospital along with the development of a new women’s center, new front entrance pavilion, emergency department, and central energy. Each phase of construction or renovation was done as a transformation to meet the latest community needs.
Off campus projects include a freestanding professional office building, primary care facility, and medical center day care facility.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center
The DeKalb Medical Center team contacted us with a need to renovate their existing inpatient oncology unit. The plan that designers presented included the renovation of 35 patient rooms, nurse stations, cancer team offices, staff work spaces, and various support areas.
The project also included the construction of three specialized patient rooms, which involved the addition of adjoining family rooms. This area provided the much-needed space for caregivers, who remained with loved ones during treatments.
Natural finishes were used throughout the facility. Wood flooring and cabinets along with earth tones create a calm, supportive, and relaxing atmosphere. Large windows allow natural light to filter through well appointed wooden blinds. Patient and caregiver rooms were upgraded with state-of-the-art facilities providing a more nurturing and supportive environment for patients, families, and medical staff.
DeKalb Medical at North Decatur
Sumter Regional Hospital has served the Middle Flint region since 1953. When a large former retail space adjacent to the hospital became available, officials immediate saw it as an opportunity to expand their services to the community. They turned to CDH Partners for a master plan that called for the renovation and modification of 65,000 square feet.
The first phase of the HealthPLEX included the addition of imaging and diagnostic services along with women’s health services, which was anchored by the latest state-of-the-art MRI scanner. The center also features women’s mammography.
Using the skeleton of a previous commercial space presented several challenges. The demands of new technologies, from electrical and mechanical to patient accessibility, required that most of the existing system had to be removed. New electrical services, along with new HVAC units, a TPO roof, and fire suppression system were installed.
The original structure’s concrete slab was cut to accommodate the utility requirements. The slab in the MRI area had to be completely removed and replace to accommodate the new utilities and floor leveling requirements.
Designers chose a bright and lively color palette, which enhances the feeling of light and movement as patients and visitors transition from one space to another. Surfaces are durable with touches of wood and other natural elements. A striking brushed aluminum canopy serves a signature element for the HealthPLEX.
Sumter Regional Hospital
Prompted by extensive growth in the area, officials for the Rockdale Medical Center began planning for expansion. Architects created a master plan for the medical group, which included an east tower expansion. This building was the first major construction for the hospital in over 48 years. It doubled the hospital’s patient capacity and signaled a key step forward in growth and accessibility for the facility.
The three-story addition is the second phase of the center’s expansion following the emergency department completion in 2003. The facility includes state-of-the-art outpatient care services, a community training center, expanded medical and surgical Intensive Care units and private Acute Care units. The master plan also includes a new cafeteria, chapel, gift shop and boutique.
Windows wrap this center providing an abundance of natural light in lobbies and patient gathering areas. Bold touches of wood paneling, a stone water feature, warm lighting and natural colors come together to make this contemporary facility inviting and comfortable. The center also has a two level parking deck that provides convenience for visitors.
A complete women’s care center is located in the diagnostic suite. It provides women’s services that include mammography, ultrasound, bone density and G.I. lab. Designers also planned the expansion of a mother/baby unit, which includes gynecological care through delivery. High-risk maternal management and an infant NICU unit are also located in this area.
Rockdale Medical Center
204,000 – East Tower
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The Rockdale Emergency Center addition facilitates three levels of patient care and needs—minor, acute care, and observation. Administrators ask designers for CDH to created a facility that could be isolated and if necessary locked in order to contain infectious diseases. This contemporary facility also houses decontamination rooms, which recoup the water and the air, and are operated on separate systems to assure containment.
A modern glass and mental canopy is a prominent entry, which is enhanced by lighting in the evening, makes this an immediate visual upgrade to the campus and designates the space for emergency arrival.
Rockdale Medical Center
17,600 – New Construction
10,500 – Renovation
Since 1981, CDH has served as the architect for over 20 significant projects for the WellStar Kennestone Regional Medical Center. The firm has completed projects that include a freestanding ambulatory urgent care center, women’s services, outpatient surgery, oncology center, wellness center, day care center, medical surgical nursing unit, and laboratory expansion. The company has been involved in numerous renovations and expansions of ancillary and support spaces. In addition, CDH has served as architect for a high rise assisted living center (Atherton Place) and a health & fitness center (The Health Place), both facilities located on the campus at Wellstar Kennestone Regional Medical Center.
The Robert A. Lipson Center is the main entrance lobby to the hospital with the Blue parking deck recently completed for direct access to the hospital lobby. The surgery tower addition and the Cancer Center were recently completed with an outdoor healing garden adjacent to the Cancer Center. The existing gift shop has recently been renovated and expanded into a high end gift boutique.
WellStar Health Systems
Georgia Chapter ACI Awards
This new addition increases Henry Medical’s inpatient capacity from 124 beds to 215. The new facilities include cardiac services and comprehensive outpatient diagnostic services strategically located in one central area. Women’s and children’s services in the new building include: ante partum, labor and delivery, postpartum services, gynecological care, newborn nursery and neonatal intensive care. For comfort, a Hospitality Suite has been created on the second floor for visitors waiting on patients in Critical Care and Labor & Delivery.
Henry County Medical Center
$40 million – Building
$20 million – Equipment
$6 million – Parking Deck
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CDH has provided planning and design services for the DeKalb Medical Center since 1979. At that time, the design team assisted in the creation of a strategic Master Plan that involved more than one million square feet of hospital and medical office space on this Decatur campus.
An ongoing goal of the master plan initiatives was to create an environment that promotes the well being and healing of those who use this facility. The master planning process provides convenient locations and intuitive way-finding to relieve stress for each guest.
Architects and hospital leaders spent a great deal of time focusing on details—large and small. These even included efficient travel distances for both staff and patients. In the end, designers placed outpatient services adjacent to the main hospital tower, which eliminated a sense of “sprawl” keeping the campus organized and easy to access.
The latest addition to this metro Atlanta medical facility is a 163,000 square foot Women’s & Surgery Center. It is recognized by its dedicated covered entry with convenient parking located beneath the medical tower.
Over the years, CDH has created innovative design solutions that have helped the hospital achieve many of its long-term initiatives. The goal to provide the best patient care possible has always been at the center of the design process.
The DeKalb Hospital at Hillandale was Georgia’s first completely digital medical center. This included the construction of a hospital, medical office complex, and complete digital imaging. Hospital officials put a strong emphasis on patient care, comfort, and experience.
Construction for the 65 million dollar project lasted some 22 months. During that time, designers increased 33 percent of the hospital’s functional space by eliminating large storage areas that had once been used to archive patient files. Charts, x-rays, and MRI and CAT scans are electronically accessed via the hospital’s IT network.
DeKalb Medical at Hillandale provides a full range of services including: imaging, surgery, emergency, labor and delivery, critical care, rehab, and dialysis. Patient rooms are private, outfitted with the latest technology, and designed with sustainability in mind. Oversized windows allow natural light to filter in much of the 191,000 square foot facility. Inviting waiting areas with faux fireplaces, Internet access, and other comforts create a comfortable environment for patients and their families.
The Hillandale Medical facility finalizes the fourth phase of the master plan, which began in 1994 with a three-story medical office building. Today, the growth continues and in recent years an additional medical office facility was added.
DeKalb Medical at Hillandale
CDH Partners began work on the green field site in Hiram, Georgia with a single medical office building completed in 2007. The site was master planned for a future hospital and additional medical office building. CDH Partners continues to serve WellStar as the design firm for replacement hospital and the second medical office building. This facility is the second phase for the 33-acre development. The new eight-story hospital will open with 56 beds but will have the capacity to expand to a 112-bed facility. While it will serve as a community hospital, it will also feed complex cases to one of the systems larger campus hospitals. It will employ more than 300 people and will include 30 emergency exam rooms, 10 pediatric emergency exam rooms, and more than six surgery suites. The need to replace the 50 year-old existing hospital came as a response to Paulding County’s rapid growth and need for a state-of-the-art acute health-care campus. Over the next five years, the county’s population is expected to grow an average of 3.45 percent annually. Construction on the replacement hospital began 2012 with the initial phase scheduled to open in April 2014.
WellStar Health System Hiram, GA
260,000 80,000 (MOB)
2013 Solid Steel Competition Customers’ Choice Award WellStar Paulding Replacement Hospital Hiram, GA