When Middle Tennessee Medical Center—today known as Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital—announced plans to build a 286-bed replacement hospital, Gresham Smith was commissioned to provide architectural, structural, interior design, graphics and master planning services for the project, as well as two state-of-the-art medical office buildings. The third component of a long-range master planning effort, Seton Medical Office Building is the second of five MOBs to be built on the hospital’s 70-acre greenfield site, and the third on-campus facility to be designed by Gresham Smith.
Complementing the architectural essence of the existing campus design, the cutting-edge medical office building is connected to both the hospital and the DePaul MOB via a two-level walkway connector, granting easy access for patients and medical staff. The multi-tenant building’s core and shell was designed for maximum flexibility allowing clinics to interconnect and expand as needed. Gresham Smith’s design places heavy diagnostic equipment on the facility’s ground level for ease of installation, servicing and vibration control, while the building’s upper levels are comprised of clinical spaces.
Recipient of the Associated General Contractors’ Build Tennessee Platinum Award, the four-story, 116,000-square-foot Seton Medical Office Building offers medical services previously unavailable to the area including cardiology, rehabilitation, medical and radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging and bariatric services.