Willson Hospice House

Albany, Georgia

Project Info
Willson Hospice House
Albany, Georgia
Completion Date: 2010
Square Footage: 31,000
LEED NC Silver

Awards:
National Healthcare Design Award, 2012
AIA Academy of Architecture for Health

Honor Award, 2012
Georgia ASLA

National Design for Aging Merit Award, 2011
AIA Design for Aging / LeadingAge

A Place to Flourish Generative Space Award, 2011
The CARITAS Project

Best in Show and Citation of Merit, 2011
DESIGN/Environments for Aging

National Long Term Care / Assisted Living Award, 2011
Healthcare Environment Awards Competition

Design Award for Institutional Projects, 2011
WoodWorks Southeast

Healthcare Award of Merit, 2011
IIDA Georgia Chapter

Best Architectural Design, 2012
Southeast Construction

When Willson Hospice opened In July, 2010 it immediately became the first healthcare facility in the world designated a Certified Silver Audubon International Signature Sanctuary in recognition of its extraordinary care for the 210-acre site's flora and fauna. Exterior courtyard gardens are dedicated to patients, families, volunteers and caregivers. Its 18 residential in-patient beds arranged into three pods can eventually expand into 24 beds. The layout combines spaces for the on-campus patients and their families with areas for the mobile caregivers who tend patients in the surrounding 11-county area. The building is organized to reinforce the sense of shared mission between the residential and home care staffs. The 31,000 square foot building houses the hospice program affiliated with Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

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