ESa’s relationship with Williamson Medical Center has spanned almost 10 years, during masterplanning and design of a multi-phased, in-place expansion and campus renovation. The new 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 three-story hospital, designed to blend seamlessly with Williamson Medical Center’s existing facilities, includes a children’s ED, medical/surgical unit and shell space for future O.B. beds and well-baby nursery.
To make patients and family members feel “closer to home,” children’s services areas are themed “Destination Franklin,” with a historic and vibrant blend of the local culture and iconic storefronts of Main Street in Downtown Franklin. Work by local artists is also showcased throughout the Child Life Activity Center, central atrium, corridors and other public spaces. The building’s atrium brings natural light into the facility and serves as a key wayfinding element. This addition is designed to expand vertically through the sixth floor, matching the height of the existing adult bed tower, and future horizontal expansion is also planned to enlarge bed floors.
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 will be directly connected 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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