ESa’s relationship with Williamson Medical Center spans over a decade, during master planning and design of a multi-phased, in-place expansion and campus renovation. The new three-story, 80,000-square-foot West Tower expansion is home to the new Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center, providing children’s services in partnership with Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The first floor houses children’s emergency services and a new ambulatory entry. The second floor includes the main lobby and atrium, shell space for future O.B. beds and well-baby nursery relocation. The third floor consists of a children’s medical/surgical unit.

To make patients and family members feel closer to home, children’s services areas are themed “Destination Franklin,” with a vibrant blend of the local culture and historic storefronts. Work by local artists is showcased throughout. The building’s atrium brings in natural light and serves as a wayfinding tool. This addition is designed to expand vertically and horizontally.

A three-story, 38,000-square-foot addition and 36,000-square-foot renovation of the East Tower consists of phased expansions to facilitate growth for surgery/PACU, and other support services on the ground, first and second floors. Each of these floors directly connects to the existing bed tower for patient and staff transport between the East and West Tower. Staggered construction phasing was implemented to keep the facility in operation and maintain continual operation of services.

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