Project Summary
Newton Medical Center

A relationship spanning over two decades and sixty projects.

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The Space
Square Footage 561,000 Total
Location Covington, GA
Choate's relationship with Newton Medical Center spans more than 25 years. In that time, Choate has completed 561,000 SF in additions, renovation, and ground-up projects with no disruption in service to the facility’s patients.  The goal?  To support excellent care, quality service Newton Medical Center is known for. From expansions constructed on top of the operational hospital to energy plants, standalone medical office buildings to doctor suites, MRI, XRay, and OR suites... No project is too great or too small for this valued client.

One of the most complex projects completed on the Newton Medical Center campus was the addition of the third and fourth floors, directly on top of the existing and operational hospital. Coordination of all systems, such as emergency power, life critical gases, cleanliness, noise control, permits and HVAC were critical to keeping the schedule on track and the hospital in operation.

Careful coordination with all hospital staff, construction workers, and patients is of the utmost concern. Pre-planning allowed for building access needs to be addressed far in advance. Choate must be aware of every facet of the hospital’s operations each day in order to prepare for required shutdowns. The “Lock Out Tag Out” procedures offered a methodology to define anything life critical and the consequences of shutting that system down offers an extra layer of safety.

Additional projects include:

New Wing Phase I. Addition/expansion of Emergency Room, Trauma Center, Emergency Surgery Center, Cardiology, Histology and laboratory facilities. Also included is the renovation of CT scan and Radiology facilities.

New Wing Phase II.  Addition and renovation to of the Labor/Delivery/Recovery/Postpartum, C-Section and nursery facility.

New Women’s Center. New buildout including an x-ray room with lead lined walls.

Medical Office Building. A five-story office building with a two level parking deck and a pedestrian bridge.

Education Facility. Includes stage seating, state of the art audiovisual, sound masking insulation and new mechanical room.

Mammography. Interior renovation.

Renovations. Radiology, Emergency Room, Outpatient Lab and X-Ray, Dietary Kitchen.

3rd Floor Addition. 10,300 SF built over the existing Emergency Department.

4th Floor Addition. The addition of a 16,500 SF floor to the existing tower consists of thirty-one patient rooms along with a central Nurse’s Station.

Outpatient Addition and Energy Plant. 102,500 SF three story surgery center and single story energy plant.

Pediatrics Facility. Interior Buildout.

Human Resources Offices. Buildout.

Nuclear Medicine. Interior buildout.

Physical Therapy Expansion

Morgue/Preadmission Testing Areas


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