Janice Stanton, RN, MBA, EDAC, Lean, and Margaret W. Sutton, AIA, LEED AP, have joined Gresham, Smith and Partners‘ Nashville, Tenn., healthcare studio.

As manager of pre-design services, Stanton will combine her clinical background and business expertise to guide pre-design planning and support informed, efficient design delivery processes. She birngs more than 30 years of experience and has assisted hospitals and healthcare systems with a variety of planning needs, including master planning, functional and space programming, operational assessments, and implementation of performance improvement initiatives.

Sutton’s new role as a senior architect and healthcare principal, will elevate the firm’s evidence-based, patient-centric design approach. She will draw on her 28 years of experience as a healthcare architect working with hospitals and academic medical centers to focus on strategic planning.