Spirits Brightened at Saint Thomas Hickman Nursing Home


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — For the residents at Saint Thomas Hickman Nursing Home in Centerville, Tenn., this Tuesday was just another ordinary day, until the Tennessee Titans pulled in their parking lot for a "Titans Tuesday" visit.

Titans players, Angelo Blackson, Steven Johnson, Josue Matias, Tre McBride, Jeremiah Poutasi, Cody Riggs and Quinton Spain visited the nursing home patients this morning with warm smiles and wishes of wellness.

Titans players visit patients at Saint Thomas Hickman Nursing Home in Centerville, Tenn. (Photos: Lynne McCracken)

The residents and staff were all waiting to meet the Titans players and the most excited resident was Buford Wayne Tidwell, II, better known as Bubba.  The Titans are Bubba's favorite team!

"Saint Thomas Hickman truly appreciates the Titans visit to our facility," said Jack Keller, chief executive officer of Saint Thomas Hickman.  "The day means so much to our residents, patients and staff.  The visit creates and emotional spark in all of us and am sure a lift to the players as well.  Our residents prove to be cheerleaders!"

"Saint Thomas Hickman Nursing Home wishes to thank the Tennessee Titans organization and their players for the visit today," said Dee Hoover, interim chief nursing officer of Saint Thomas Hickman.  "As soon as our residents heard the Titans were coming to visit, the excitement began!  Knowing the players took time to visit them on their day off means so much. "

"Buford 'Bubba' Wayne Tidwell, a resident who is a Titans fan, can be found watching the Titans play each week and it meant so much to him," said Hoover.  "I am sure many stories will be exchanged tonight and many days to come among the residents."

Located in Centerville Tenn., Saint Thomas Hickman Nursing Home is a member of Saint Thomas Health and part of a comprehensive network of hospitals and affiliated ventures with an integrated ministry of helping people lead healthier lives, transforming their healthcare experience through trusted personal relationships and holistic, reverent care.  "Nothing Shall be Impossible."

It's wonderful to watch how a group of Titans players can impact these residents and it is heartwarming to watch the exchanges. Today was not just another ordinary day at Saint Thomas Hickman Nursing Home.


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