West Georgia Health System Hospital
Healthcare — LaGrange, GA

West Georgia Health System

This 140,000-square foot, four-story project adds significant upgrades to an existing hospital. West Georgia Health System's South Tower features a new emergency department and ambulance bay on the first floor, a lobby and cardiac unit on the ground floor, a 24-room intensive-care unit on the second floor, a labor/delivery unit on the third floor, and mechanical and electrical operations on the fourth floor. It was designed for horizontal expansion to ultimately accommodate up to 192 beds. The facility provides a new “front door” to the medical center, with improved access and parking for patients and visitors.

This project was built on an active campus which presented several challenges. Logistically, the project was wedged between ongoing hospital operations and the new facility under construction, leaving little room to maneuver and limited construction laydown. McCarthy tied into the existing facility at multiple locations, and a massive amount of site utility relocation was required without disrupting hospital operations. Because of the challenges inherent in construction on a tight, active site, such as infection control, strong communication and planning were essential.


  • Ellerbe Becket, Inc.

The reason we hired McCarthy was because they are good listeners. They came in, assessed our challenges and came up with solutions to meet our needs.

Jerry Fulks, President/CEO
West Georgia Health System

McCarthy's safety program is the best we have seen.

Earl Cox, Administrative Director, Facilities
West Georgia Health System

Awards and Recognition

Melvin award hammer
2010 Melvin McCarthy Award

Excellence in Quality Management
West Georgia Health System
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.