Brasfield & Gorrie Celebrates Topping Out Milestone on WellStar Paulding Hospital

March 18, 2013

Leading-edge hospital on schedule to see first patients in April 2014

Atlanta, Georgia (March 18, 2013) On Friday, March 15, Brasfield & Gorrie celebrated the topping out, or completion of the structure’s top floor, of WellStar Paulding Hospital located outside Atlanta in Hiram, Georgia.

When completed, the hospital will be seven stories and 295,000 sq ft. Also being constructed as part of this project are a 120,000 sq ft precast parking deck and a four-story, 82,220 sq ft medical office building. The hospital will house emergency exam rooms, pediatric emergency exam rooms, surgery suites, decentralized nursing stations, patient rooms, administrative offices, and a café.

This is Brasfield & Gorrie’s 52nd project with WellStar Health System. CDH Partners, Inc., is the project architect.

WellStar Paulding Hospital broke ground in January 2012, and Brasfield & Gorrie completed geothermal drilling on the facility in November 2012.The hospital will be one of the nation’s first to be conditioned solely by geothermal energy.

WellStar Paulding Hospital is expected to open its doors to patients in April 2014.

“We are excited to reach the topping out mark and see significant progress on WellStar Paulding Hospital. Our relationship with WellStar has always been collaborative and strong, and we appreciate the opportunity to continue working with them. Our goal is to deliver a state-of-the-art facility that goes beyond meeting the healthcare needs of the Paulding community,” said Tate McKee, Vice President and Division Manager at Brasfield & Gorrie.

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About Brasfield & Gorrie

Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation’s largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets, including healthcare, commercial, institutional, federal, municipal, industrial, infrastructure, and water/wastewater treatment. We serve clients from offices in Atlanta and Columbus, Georgia; Birmingham, Alabama; Dallas, Texas; Jacksonville and Orlando, Florida; Nashville, Tennessee; and Raleigh, North Carolina. Brasfield & Gorrie has approximately 2,900 employees, and its 2012 revenues were $2 billion. Engineering News-Record ranks Brasfield & Gorrie 32nd among the nation’s “Top 400 Contractors” for 2012.

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