ICU Expansion Wraps at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta

By HCO Staff

ATLANTA—Patients needing intensive care at Grady Memorial Hospital can access 52 new ICU beds on the ninth and tenth floors of its critical care west tower.

The Beck Group, the design and construction firm, recently completed a patient bed expansion project to offset the closure of Atlanta Medical Center late last year. The project also added more nurse stations, soiled and clean rooms, and staff support spaces.

Hospital officials selected Beck and its partners PF&A, a woman-owned healthcare architecture firm and engineering firm WSP, to expand its West Tower Inpatient Units.

“Grady is vital to our community, and we worked feverishly to design and deliver world-class healthcare to support it during this critical time,” said Ben Watkins, The Beck Group’s regional director in Atlanta.

The 30,000-square-foot expansion is part of a larger plan to fund a multi-phased $130 million hospital renovation. This effort will offset the closure of the nearby Atlanta Medical Center and help alleviate the bed shortage at Grady and in the city of Atlanta. With the closing of AMC, Grady, located at 80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, is the only Level 1 trauma center in the city.

Upon completing the multi-phase renovation, Grady Memorial will have 200 new patient beds, ensuring patients continue receiving the highest quality care.

The Beck Group is a collaborative team of architects, builders, and technology experts transforming how its clients design and build. The century-old firm is the largest design-build firm in the United States, with over 700 employees in ten offices across the U.S. and Mexico.