Northeast Georgia Medical Center Women’s Services Center

Gainesville, Georgia

Recapturing market share.

Addressing space constraints to remain relevant.

To begin this project, Haskell completed a department-level operational analysis and conceptual planning study, including review of existing women’s and children’s operations, redesign of women’s operations based on best practices, development of interim opportunities, and conceptual plans for the department.

Due to space constraints, the women’s and children’s service line was unable to grow physically in response to the community’s growth, and the hospital became fearful of losing market share to surrounding hospitals due to lack of facilities and inability to market itself effectively. Through construction of a new building, the hospital intended to address space constraints while marketing physical changes to the public. The study evaluated all aspects of women’s and children’s services through operational analysis, process mapping, and architectural analysis.

We identified operational goals for improved registration and discharge processes, modified well-baby protocol, and expanded anesthesia coverage. Our team also developed four facilities options involving various combinations of renovation, expansion, and new construction and provided a phasing plan for the preferred option, a two and a half-story addition with interior renovation.

The new women’s center houses 18 new labor and delivery rooms, 8 antepartum rooms, a 4-suite C-section department, 2 isolation rooms, and triage on the first floor. The ground floor creates space for engineering infrastructure, a future education center, relocated dining room for dietary and support, as well as storage and offices.

In addition to the new construction, the project included a full renovation and expansion of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit on the second floor to include 8 intensive and 18 intermediate beds, as well as minor renovation and finish upgrades to the Mother-Baby rooms on both the second and third floors.

As developers and owners of healthcare facilities, we rely on Haskell to deliver our projects in a cost-effective manner and on a timely basis. The consistent, high quality of the finished product never lets us down. Haskell has demonstrated that they are a dedicated part of our team."

Michael B. Garrett
Manager of Project Development, Stone Ridge Development, LLC
Interior photo from inside St John Broken Arrow. Wave like structures hang form the ceiling. Frosted glass and metal railing surround the overlook.

As developers and owners of healthcare facilities, we rely on Haskell to deliver our projects in a cost-effective manner and on a timely basis. The consistent, high quality of the finished product never lets us down. Haskell has demonstrated that they are a dedicated part of our team."

Michael B. Garrett
Manager of Project Development, Stone Ridge Development, LLC
Exterior photo of St. John Broken Arrow building

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