NASHVILLE -- Titans LS Beau Brinkley, WR Corey Davis, WR Cody Holister, WR Adam Humphries, WR Darius Jennings, K Cody Parkey and WR Kalif Raymond visited new families and orthopaedic patients at Saint Thomas Midtown on Titans Tuesday.
"Our community gives back so much, and we are here to try and do the same for them" said Brinkley. "We've all had someone in the hospital throughout our lives and know how stressful that can be. We want to come here to support and help out the people that help us on game days."
The OB floor made extensive and exciting renovations that began in 2016 to enhance the experience of the many families they care for each year. Some of the updates included a new registration area, renovated triage rooms, labor and delivery rooms and a new Titans Fan Zone Waiting Room. Additionally, the new Birthing Center offers expectant families a truly memorable childbirth experience: holistic, highly specialized maternity care in a home-like environment.
More than 6,000 babies are born annually at the hospital which is the most among all hospitals in middle Tennessee.
"It's awesome to come here to see the newborn babies and families," said Davis. "We love it when we have the opportunity to give back and help the community, especially with our partnership."
The Joint Replacement Institute undertook an extensive renovation in 2015. The $25 million project renovated 94,000 square feet of space at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital that resulted in eight dedicated operating rooms that are larger and more appropriate for advanced total joint replacement procedures, leading to the best outcomes for patients. The final result brings Middle Tennessee patients a personalized experience and nationally recognized care.
"All of the patients were in great spirits! It's amazing they are up and out of their beds within 24 hours after having knee replacement surgery. They are happy to see us, and we're always amazed at the recovery process. It's amazing what they do here!" Brinkley said.
Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital is the largest not-for-profit community hospital in Middle Tennessee, licensed for 683 acute and rehab care beds. Our main campus spans more than six city blocks, or 38 acres.
A faith-based ministry with more than 8,000 associates serving the area, Saint Thomas Health's regional health system today consists of nine hospitals:
- Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital in Nashville (formerly Baptist Hospital)
- Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville (formerly Saint Thomas Hospital)
- Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery in Nashville
- Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro (formerly Middle Tennessee Medical Center)
- Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital in Centerville (formerly Hickman Community Hospital)
- Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital in Sparta (formerly Highlands Medical Center)
- Saint Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville (formerly River Park Hospital)
- Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital in Woodbury (formerly Stones River Hospital)
- Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital in Smithville (formerly DeKalb Community Hospital)
It also includes Saint Thomas Medical Partners, which is part of a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures in diagnostics, cardiac services and ambulatory surgery as well as medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. Saint Thomas Health is the market leader in stroke, spinal surgery, orthopedics, women's health, oncology and cardiology.
The hospital is committed to serving all persons with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. This Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care that sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. This ministry and its staff are advocates for a compassionate and just society through actions and words.
ABOUT ASCENSION SAINT THOMAS HEALTH
In Tennessee, Ascension's Saint Thomas Health operates nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employ more than 8,000 associates. Across the state, Saint Thomas Health provided more than $127 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2018. Serving Tennessee for 15 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system, operating more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia. Visit www.sthealth.com.