As a community hospital in Greensboro, Ga., St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital faces the challenges of remaining relevant and profitable in today’s changing healthcare marketplace, while serving the surrounding community.

The hospital’s 65-year-old facility, which was the first facility built through the Hill-Burton Act, placed constraints on its growth and success.

In 2013, St. Mary’s purchased 24-acres of land near Lake Oconee in Greensboro to construct a new replacement hospital that was better suited to the transitioning demands of patients, staff, and technology.

Designed by Earl Architects (Greenville, S.C.), a modern lodge concept was chosen to blend the design characteristics with the natural setting of the Lake Oconee area.

The two-story lobby features a mix of stone, wood, and double-height windows, which bring in views to the outdoors. Patient rooms are designed to support a range of patient acuities, from swing to critical care, and feature modern furniture and color palettes.