Woman’s Hospital Baton Rouge


Project Objective:

Woman’s Hospital Baton Rouge launched an initiative to relocate their main campus. The new Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Department were planned to be located in a service building immediately adjacent to the new main hospital.

Project Data:

Total Project Size: 22,000 sf

Functional Departments:

  1. Chemistry
  2. Coagulation
  3. Cytogenetics
  4. Cytology
  5. Grossing/Frozen Section Suite
  6. Hematology
  7. Histology
  8. Laboratory Administration
  9. Laboratory Support
  10. Microbiology
  11. Molecular Diagnostics
  12. Pathology Department
  13. Specimen Management
  14. Urinalysis

The former Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Department occupied approximately 14,500 sf. At the outset of the project, Morph was presented with an estimate of 31,000 for the required size of the future Clinical Laboratory and Pathology Department – more than a 200% increase in size. Morph Design developed a plan of 22,000 sf – a 50% increase – saving Woman’s Hospital approximately $5,000,000 in construction costs. In addition, the overall Test Volume Capacity of the new laboratory is 2-3 times that of their previous laboratory.