Piedmont Atlanta Hospital Earns Healthcare Construction Award for Marcus Tower

Wednesday, May 31st, 2023

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital’s Marcus Tower received a 2023 New Construction Recipient Vista Award from the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE). The Vista Awards aim to highlight professionals who are at the forefront of health-care design and construction innovation.

The award cited the close collaboration of Piedmont along with partners Brasfield & Gorrie, a construction firm; CBRE, a program management firm; and global design firm HKS. It also commended the team for opening the tower early, in April 2020, to help with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This story of team organization and how they solved problems together represents the essence of the Vista Awards: teams rising to the occasion, particularly in the face of adversity, and collaboratively solving problems,” says Randy Regier, AIA, ACHA, chair of the Vista Awards task force that judged the award contestants. “The Piedmont collaborators were ahead of the curve by establishing good practices at the onset of the project and rallying to an early finish at the beginning of the pandemic.”

Said Piedmont Atlanta Hospital CEO Patrick M. Battey, M.D.: “We needed to modernize an older campus. But we also wanted to improve the patient experience and meet the demand for expanded capacity for our nationally recognized cardiovascular, neurovascular and stroke intervention, and transplant services. These are all in the context of operational efficiencies for safe and quality care while being economically responsible, and demonstrate Piedmont Atlanta’s important role in providing quality health care to the surrounding community in Atlanta.”