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Here is a sampling of some of Smith Hager Bajo’s client projects:

Northside Hospital
Atlanta, Georgia

  • Developed facility needs assessment for the largest and one of the most successful women and infants’ services in the greater Atlanta area.
  • Northside’s new state of the art women’s center expansion includes a breast center, retail store, coffee shop, expansion of existing OB/GYN inpatient services, and new women’s center entrance among other features (opened in May 1999).
  • Led operational design process to improve operations of the birth service and nurseries and enhance family-centered care concept prior to the completion of construction.
  • Expert witness at Certificate of Need appeal by competitors that Northside won.
  • Subsequently contributed to the hospital’s efforts on women’s wellness and prevention programming in an advisory capacity.

Ohio State University Medical Center
Columbus, Ohio

  • Completed three projects since 1995 for this client.
  • Facility planning with complete bed need analysis and space/functional programming for an award winning 30,000 square foot obstetrics facility that opened in late 1999. (Modern Healthcare Design Award 2000)
  • Development of business plan for repositioning and growth of the infertility service.
  • Worked with OSU based certified nurse midwives to determine if they could better position their practice internally within the medical center and in the community.

Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital and Winnie Palmer Women’s Hospital
Orlando, Florida

  • Provided market research and strategic planning for the women’s health services on six separate medical center campuses.
  • Provided operations analysis for a 12,500 birth service hospital resulting in projected efficienies between 10-20%.
  • Participated in the architectural selection for a new 320,000 GSF Women and Infants’ Center. 
    Provided all bed need analysis and space and functional programming for over 600,000 GSF in facilities for women and children’s services.
  • Provided simulation studies for both operational analysis of various nursing units and bed need studies.
  • Participated with the hospital’s user groups in the schematic design process in concert with the hospital’s architects.


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Scottsdale HealthCare
Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Comprehensive strategic planning was provided for this three-hospital system that serves diverse demographic bases in a fiercely competitive, growing market.
  • Project resulted in a plan to reorganize and enhance the delivery of women’s and pediatric care through innovative, multi-disciplinary programming, branding, facility innovations, and upgrading pediatric subspecialty services.
  • Bed need analysis and functional space programming for a new women and infant’s center that opened in the spring of 2002.