Saint Thomas Health, a member of Ascension Health, has selected Gresham, Smith and Partners to provide architecture, interior design, and engineering services for a vertical patient tower and surgery expansion project at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Tenn.

The 52,000-square-foot, three-floor addition to the west patient tower will add 72 inpatient beds to the existing hospital. The surgery expansion will increase the sterile processing and materials management departments while supporting additional demand for the hospital’s operating rooms.

The projects are part of a larger expansion plan.