Goodwin House Incorporated

Goodwin House Alexandria - Center of Excellence

The Center of Excellence provides a new, but connected, building dedicated to healthcare beds, as well as other amenities that could not be effectively satisfied within the constraint of the existing building. Moreover, the CoE utilizes Small House and Green House models of care that are considered more favorable than traditional care models. This new facility retains its continuity and connection with the overall facility by directly linking the existing building’s commons with new common amenities on the first floor. The first floor also includes a 10-bed memory support house designed as a supportive setting where residents with Alzheimer’s or dementia can feel confident, secure, and comfortable. The second through fifth floors have two 10-bed houses each. An additional 40 underground parking spaces was added to the campus, and the building has an extensive green roof to compensate for the absorption of open space and to assist in storm water treatment. One of the best features of this project was the ability to build a new healthcare space without affecting residents that populate the existing spaces.

"...count you as a tremendous resource and partner, and we really appreciate how you have stepped up and in to assist in our communications regarding GHA Positioning with the residents. They trust you! Your ideas about how to organize the various work groups in order to include residents in those areas where decisions will affect their lives - and where they can and should help to determine the future program direction - have also been very helpful. Mike, I give thanks for you very often and again today. Thank you!"
– Ms. Kathleen S. Anderson, President and CEO, Goodwin House