SAINT JOSEPH'S HOSPITAL OF ATLANTA

During our 20-year relationship with St. Joseph's Hospital, we have also managed:
  • ICU Addition
  • Waiting Room and Lobby Upgrades
  • Outpatient Surgery Center
  • Outpatient Imaging Center
  • Cancer Center
  • Cath Lab and Cardiac Services Expansion
  • Two Parking Decks, Roadway and Infrastructure Improvements

Translational Research Institute
Atlanta, Georgia

Saint Joseph's Translational Research Institute (SJTRI) provides a bridge between groundbreaking medical research and the application of new methods and tools in healthcare. SJTRI partners with Georgia Tech, researchers, and leading edge medical companies to test new devices and techniques and educate and train the clinicians who will use them.

Located in Technology Enterprise Park near Georgia Tech, SJTRI includes operating rooms, two cath labs, laboratory facilities, robotics training facilities, and office space.

The existing 1950's era building was originally constructed as a railroad warehouse. The structure was modified to support substantial loads from rooftop mechanical equipment and to provide the clear span necessary to accommodate the cath labs and operating rooms. Fully redundant electrical and mechanical systems were required to support the treatment spaces.

Construction Cost:
$12 million

Total Project Cost:
$19 million

Status:
Construction Completed
July 2009

Architect:
Lord Aeck & Sargent

Contractor:
Brasfield & Gorrie

Patient Tower Expansion

The project consisted of a 2-story 44,000 sf vertical addition to an existing patient tower to accommodate 48 new inpatient beds and support clinical functions. The project included the relocation of the main Pharmacy, Voice and Swallowing, and other support functions. The existing Central Sterile department was then expanded to upgrade services and accommodate surgical volumes.

The vertical addition was located directly above occupied patient floors. The confined area available for construction staging created a umber of challenges for the design and construction team. The team worked very closely with hospital staff, engineering, and infection control to insure that patient safety was never compromised.

The scope of work also included equipment additions and upgrades in the central energy plant to accommodate this and future additions to the hospital.

Construction Cost:
$12 million

Total Project Cost:
$16 million

Status:
Construction Completed
September 2005

Architect:
Perkins & Will

Contractor:
Brasfield & Gorrie

Clinical Expansion

Continued growth of patient volumes at Saint Joseph’s Hospital drove the need to nearly double the size of the existing Emergency Department and significantly expand radiology and surgical services. The 2-story addition to the South Tower spanned the hospital’s loading dock and connected the new Emergency Department to the existing tower at two levels. A temporary dock was constructed for deliveries and services that were disrupted during construction.

The new Emergency Department is contiguous to the existing department and was constructed in multiple phases to allow for uninterrupted delivery of emergency care services. The helipad and a surface parking lot were relocated to make way for the expansion. A unique feature of the design of the Emergency Department is a large clearstory that provides natural light above the central nursing core.

The surgery department was expanded to accommodate new operating rooms, and an elevator was added to provide direct access from Surgery to the new ICU. The laboratory was expanded and renovated, and Radiology was expanded with two new procedure rooms.

Twenty-two new ICU beds were added. GIDU was relocated to a new space next to ICU, and new waiting areas were added on each floor.

Construction Cost:
$24 million

Total Project Cost:
$42 million

Status:
Construction Completed 2003

Architect:
Perkins & Will

Contractor:
Brasfield & Gorrie