Norton Healthcare has selected DesignGroup for the design of a new 172,000-square-foot tower at its Norton Brownsboro Hospital location in Louisville, Ky., as well as the renovation of 44,000 square feet in the existing facility.

The new addition will house 70 new patient beds on the top three floors with 22 ICU beds on the third floor. The fourth and fifth floors will add 24 new medical/surgical beds to each floor. The second floor will see the expansion of the surgery department while on the first floor, the emergency and vascular departments will be upgraded and diagnostic support enhanced. Lab capabilities and materials management processes will be expanded on the lowest level.

The flexible design plan allows for future capacity building and program changes over time. Construction is slated to be complete in spring 2020.