East Tennessee Children's Hospital, Scripps Networks Tower

Knoxville TN | 2016

This lateral hospital expansion and renovation implements East Tennessee Children's Hospital's strategic master plan, significantly upgrades its facilities and enhances its visibility as the region's only comprehensive regional pediatric center.

The 152-bed expansion focuses on elevating level of service, right-sizing existing programs, providing programmatic flexibility for inpatient and outpatient services, and enhancing patient- and family-centered care. The 275,000 square foot addition will house a 44-bed all-private NICU with amenities that include a family suite, resource center, and roof gardens that offer patients and families respite and access to natural light.

Following completion of the addition, 71,900 square feet of the existing hospital will be renovated and re-purposed to better accommodate major program elements and all-private patient rooms. Relocating the NICU to new facility will give the existing PICU much-needed space to grow and to consolidate scattered program elements. The perioperative platform includes inpatient and outpatient surgical suites of 10 ORs and 4 procedure rooms supported by a new central sterile processing.

Shepley Bulfinch was also responsible for program re-aggregation, reorganization, and right-sizing of the building. Shepley Bulfinch is the project's Design Architect, in association with Architect of Record BarberMcMurry of Knoxville, TN.

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First look: East Tenn Children's Hospital, Healthcare Design, July 2014


  • Square Footage: 347,000

Shepley Bulfinch Team

Uma Ramanathan
Jim Chambers
Jang Chen
Erin Cusker
Anne Garrity
Andre Kamili
Jean Kim
Courtney Conklin-Kresel
David Meek
Christian Moneyhun
Hyeonjoo Park

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