MCGHealth Outpatient Cancer Center
Client: MCGHealth, Inc.
Architect: Heery/HLM Design
Size: 121,000 SF
MCGHealth Outpatient Cancer Center in Augusta, Georgia, is a 2-story outpatient cancer center with an adjacent 2.5-level, 122-car parking structure. A resounding success in the utilization of 'evidence-based design', the cancer center's features include 30 exam rooms, 30 chemotherapy infusion stations overlooking a garden, six private treatment rooms, a family resource library, a community/meeting room, a cafe, a lobby and common areas, a meditation area, rooftop gardens, and a gift shop/boutique all interwoven with a "southern flowers" theme.
During preconstruction, the design was subjected to multiple peer reviews. A complete exterior skin system mock-up was built and field tested per ASTM. Quality control was addressed in a team approach with the architect. Advance punchlists were performed and, in the end, both the State Fire Marshal and State Health Department inspection issued the notice for final occupancy with no exceptions two weeks early.
The contract was completed ahead of schedule by approximately six weeks despite early setbacks due to the discovery of contaminated soils.
MCGHealth, Inc. was able to take advantage of buyout savings and added a stone and glass monumental stair in the main atrium, enhanced finish levels throughout the building, increased landscaping, and medical gas to the building.
Because the project was located in the middle of an active college campus and large Level One Trauma hospital facility, site safety and logistics planning was critical to the success of the project. Safety checks were performed daily by the project team and performed weekly by the Safety Director. During the 15 months of construction, there were no lost time accidents on the project.
The project was designed to LEED Silver standards.
AIA Orlando Chapter - Award of Merit - 2010
Georgia Society for Healthcare Marketing and Public Relations - Silver Target Award - 2010
Medical Construction & Design magazine - Patient Insight - 2010