DEKALB MEDICAL CENTER

Women's Center and Parking Deck
Decatur, Georgia

This 165,000 sq. ft. five-story, freestanding Women's Center located on DeKalb Medical Center's main campus offers 18 LDRs with adjacent family areas, three surgical suites, a Level III NICU, and 62 private postpartum rooms.

The interior spaces are designed to evoke a warm, home-like atmosphere with stacked stone accents, wood floors and trim, and comfortable seating. A two-story atrium allows natural light to permeate the building's public spaces.

Patient convenience is maximized with below-grade parking and multiple covered entrances. The entire 424-space complex is connected to the main hospital via two elevated and conditioned connectors.

The project was constructed during a period of very high construction labor and material inflation but was delivered with an overall project savings of more than $1 million.

Construction Cost:
$45 million

Total Project Cost:
$56 million

Status:
Construction completed
December 2006

Architect:
CDH Partners

General Contractor:
Brasfield & Gorrie

DEKALB MEDICAL CENTER at HILLANDALE
Lithonia, Georgia

The third hospital in the DeKalb Medical Center system opened July 18, 2005 as the first all-digital hospital in Georgia. The 200,000 sq. ft. six-story facility includes 100 patient rooms, a 22-bay emergency department, five operating suites, and women and infants services. The existing laboratory and radiology departments were also enlarged and renovated to operate more efficiently and effectively, and to handle the increased volumes from hospital patients.

Designed to evoke a warm healing and homelike environment, the interior includes natural stone accents, fireplaces, and bookcases.

The project's preconstruction services phase serves as a model in terms of positive outcomes created through teamwork, attention to detail, and execution. The project team was able to hold to the original budget despite repeated delays while the hospital awaited State approval to proceed with the project. The teamís efforts to review and coordinate the construction documents paid off handsomely in terms of significantly reduced drawing errors and omissions, fewer conflicts with medical equipment, and minimal construction change orders.

Construction Cost:
$37 million

Total Project Cost:
$66 million

Status:
Construction completed
July 2005

Architect:
CDH Partners

General Contractor:
Brasfield & Gorrie