The new 83,000-square-foot, three-story St. Joseph’s/Candler ambulatory services hub in Pooler, Ga aims to attract the region’s younger residents by creating a convenient, welcoming and patient-centric environment. The accessible location near two interstates provides easy access to the new 18.3-acre campus.

We are excited to support the Pooler area and its growth by centralizing and expanding care. Now residents can receive advanced medical care while reducing travel time,” says Gregory Menke, vice president of ancillary services, St. Joseph’s/Candler.

St. Joseph's Candler worked with Gresham Smith which provided planning, architecture, interior design, and mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering services for the project.

"We are creating an adaptable and efficient space to accommodate future growth and phasing,” says Rick Bouchereau AIA, LEED AP, principal and senior architect at Gresham Smith. “We looked for ways to mitigate barriers between clinical functions to maximize efficiencies and also built in flexibility, including the demountable partitions in the tenant space. It was important that this ambulatory services hub reflect the larger St. Joseph’s/Candler brand while setting the tone for the overall campus and authentically reflecting the community it serves.

The facility houses ambulatory surgery care — including a da Vinci Surgical System powered by robotic technology to support minimally invasive surgery — pre-admission testing, imaging, urgent care, primary care, an OBGYN clinic, shell space and tenant space. It is part of a 10-year multiphased project. The firm explored future phases of work on the campus, including the potential development of a micro-hospital with overnight capabilities.