Located in the heart of downtown Murfreesboro, Tennessee, one of the nation’s fastest growing counties, Middle Tennessee Medical Center – renamed Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in 2013 – was outdated. Most sections of the original hospital were 30-60 years old and lacked the infrastructure needed to keep up with advancing technologies. The hospital was losing patients and, as a result, credibility within the community. When the City of Murfreesboro began planning a new Gateway Design District to be the retail center for the area, the new replacement hospital was chosen to be the development’s anchor.
Gresham Smith partnered with Ascension Health to create a cutting-edge hospital that met the hospital’s core values – including a focus on patient safety, the patient and family experience and creating a healing environment. The result: a 286-bed, 550,000-square-foot hospital that allows caregivers to operate more efficiently and modernizes medical care for the Murfreesboro community.