Operational efficiency, improving patient and caregiving safety and integrating information technology are the major drivers for health care design according to a July 2014 survey by Health Facilities Management and American Society for Health Care Engineering. The Affordable Care Act is pushing hospitals to become more efficient in health care delivery to the patient and communities where they exist. We are seeing the practical response through current Eberly & Associates projects:
Emergency Department and Inpatient Expansion at Piedmont Fayette Hospital Renovation, Fayetteville, GA – Eberly & Associates is providing site design, civil engineering and landscape architecture services to a Phase I expansion to this facility. It will add 62,000 s.f. for a first-floor emergency department, 2nd floor inpatient beds and ground floor support services. This project also includes a new flight pattern for helicopter traffic.
Architect: Earl Swensson Associates
Specialty Care Outpatient Clinic for Atlanta Veterans Administration, Decatur, GA – Eberly & Associates is providing site design and civil engineering services for the transformation of an existing college classroom building into an outpatient clinic for the Veterans Administration. To meet the accessibility standards, the entrance is being moved to the opposite side of the building and a drop off canopy added. As required, 20% of the surface parking lot will be handicap accessible. This project is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.
Complete: early 2015
Architect: Toland & Mizell Architects
Wellstar Child Development Center, Marietta, GA – Eberly & Associates is providing site design and civil engineering services for a new 30,000 s.f. Childcare Center on the Wellstar/Kennestone Campus. The Childcare Center will be available for employee’s children.
Complete: Fall 2016
Architect: Stanley Beaman & Sears
Kaiser Glenlake, Sandy Springs, Georgia
Eberly & Associates recently completed civil engineering and landscape design for an updated main entry and patient drop-off canopy to enhance the patient experience. Site utility work included a new central utility plant. The facility was open during construction with minimum impact on patient care.
Complete: January 2015
Architect: Smith Group JJR
A summary of the July 2014 survey by Health Facilities Management and American Society for Health Care Engineering can be read by following this link.