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Health Facilities Management Magazine features Paulding Hospital and CDH


WellStar Paulding Hospital, Designed by CDH Partners is featured in this month’s cover story in Health Facilities Management Magazine. The article is titled: “Safe and Sound.”

Safe and Sound

Informed design approaches help to prevent patient harm

WellStar Paulding Hospital, Hiram, Ga., designed by CDH Partners, is another facility for which safety was a prime directive during design. Mark Haney, president, WellStar Paulding Hospital, explains that the hospital developed a program called “safety to the fourth power” to lead design decisions. This involved considering the safety of patients and  their families, hospital staff, the community and the environment. “That was the banner they carried throughout the project,” says Mary Lindeman, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C, senior project manager, CDH Partners. Please click here to read the entire article.


WellStar Paulding Hospital: Taking Shape Quickly!

Here is a pictorial update of the WellStar Paulding Hospital.  The main entry to the hospital provides clear wayfinding and simple entry sequence.


The Paulding Outpatient Pavilion will connect to the Hospital through a central Atrium.


The chapel overlooks a healing meditation garden.


The main lobby stairway provides active design and encourages mobility and wellness for staff and visitors.


The concourse connects the main lobby to the dining and emergency department.


The dining area is flooded with natural light.


The “wave wall” provides acoustic balance and positive distraction.


The emergency department uses clerestory to bring natural light to the interior support spaces.


The outpatient lobby connects the Atrium to the Paulding outpatient Pavilion and the Paulding Physicians Center.


The central atrium extends more than 60 feet and connects 5 stories of the Hospital


Each patient room has a large window overlooking the surrounding landscape.


The central energy plants provides power to the eight story, state-of-the-art facility.


The Clubhouse will provide workspace to the hospital’s administration and managers.


Choosing colors that will work with the environment.