Oak Hill Hospital Expansion and Addition

In 2019, Barge Design Solutions acquired Nashville-based Gould Turner Group (GTG). Read full article.

The Challenge

To support the evolving need for women’s and children’s health services, providers must consider care for the patient as well as the well-being of their family. Our challenge was to complete a 36-bed addition that expands the hospital’s pediatric program capacity while also adapting to the increasing need for obstetrics services. Our client anticipated a growing need for women’s and children’s care within the community. This project also included a surgery and patient tower.

The Solution

Modifications to an operational hospital require attention to construction phasing, life-safety coordination, and engineering logistics. Therefore, the design team considered practical logistics that allow for future bed expansion to three additional floors.

The women’s and children’s care renovation and explansion included universal beds, an expanded surgical suite, 18 labor and delivery suites, and additional operating rooms. These features allow the hospital to keep the moms and babies together as much as possible during their first precious days. The expansion also includes a cesarean surgical suite located within the labor and delivery area in the event a surgical delivery becomes necessary.

A covered outpatient entrance was incorporated into the design of the patient tower for convenient access to registration for patients who need assistance. Other renovation and expansion areas included universal patient rooms, the central sterile suite, infusion suite, admitting, and pre-admission testing.

Other features and services:

  • 18 suites with six labor and delivery suites
  • 10 post-partum recovery suites
  • Open visitation to support family-centered care
  • 12-position holding nursery for babies who need special monitoring or continuous observation
  • Next generation technology with modern amenities to include the latest industry standards for patient monitoring
  • Security features

Contributions to Success:

  • Universal Care patient room strategy provides the hospital with greater flexibility
  • Designed to consider phased construction adjacent to occupied areas
  • Follows a patient and family-centered planning philosophy


By the Numbers

0 SF Surgery
0 SF Women's
0 Position Holding Nursery
0 Suites

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