A public open house was held on Saturday, March 24, 2012, for the all-new Piedmont Newnan Hospital in Newnan, Georgia, part of southwest metropolitan Atlanta. Several members of KBR Building Group's project team proudly represented our company at the community-wide "preview" celebration that included a formal ribbon-cutting ceremony.
KBR Building Group provided preconstruction and construction services for the state-of-the-art facility, which replaces local outdated facilities originally constructed in the 1950s. The new LEED-registered facility is expected to begin serving patients as of May 8. The nine-story facility is the tallest structure in the area.
Andy Johnson, Safety Director, KBR Building Group, praised our team for demonstrating an uncompromising commitment to safety excellence throughout the project — logging over 1.2 million hours worked with zero lost-time incidents. At one point, there were more than 500 tradeworkers on site, representing 23 subcontractors.
Michael Bass, President and CEO, Piedmont Newnan Hospital, noted that the hospital was designed with a true focus on the patient experience. "I think everyone will be pleasantly surprised at this new facility," Bass said. "We all knew we would be getting something new and nice, but everyone who has seen the hospital has realized that Piedmont Healthcare went way above and beyond what anyone expected. This is truly a showplace.”
About the Project
Built on a greenfield site, just off I-85, the new Piedmont Newnan complex is designed to improve patient access and way-finding; provide flexibility for changing clinical, technology and community needs; increase operational efficiencies; and accommodate future growth. The 362,376-square-foot, state-of-the-art hospital includes a total of 136 beds, supported by eight operating rooms and 23 Emergency Department treatment rooms.
The hospital was designed for LEED Certification in an effort to reduce future operational costs, provide a healthier working environment and reduce the overall environmental impact of the project. The hospital features a public mall/ "main street" design concept, and the campus offers numerous green spaces and natural areas. The site also includes a four-acre fish pond. Inside, the facility is open, light-filled, integrated with nature, and designed to provide a more comfortable setting for the patient and family.
This significant healthcare construction project represents the first phase of a long-term building program planned for this campus. The 105-acre site offers ample room for growth as demand requires.