Piedmont Healthcare (Atlanta) celebrated the topping out of the vertical expansion of the North Tower at Piedmont Cartersville Medical Center in Cartersville, Ga.

Scheduled to be completed in November, the 43,122-square-foot expansion will add two floors to the three-story tower. The new fourth floor will have support space and general storage for staff, while the fifth floor will house 20 beds for short-stay patients.

The hospital’s sterile processing department is also being expanded and renovated during the project with 11,000 square feet of additional space.

The project team includes McCarthy Building Companies Inc. (construction; St. Louis), TMPartners (architect; Brentwood, Tenn.), I. C. Thomasson Associates (mechanical engineer; Nashville, Tenn.), Stanley D. Lindsey and Associates Ltd. (structural engineer; Nashville), and Meadows & Ohly (program manager;  Alpharetta, Ga.).