Titans Ring in December at Saint Thomas West Hospital

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Titans players rang in December with a visit to Saint Thomas West Hospital Tuesday morning to share Christmas cheer with patients and their families.* *

Titans players Beau Brinkley, Anthony Fasano, Ryan Succop, Phillip Supernaw and Delanie Walker all visited Saint Thomas West Hospital to spread holiday joy.* * Gayle Webster, wife of Titans EVP and General Manager Ruston Webster also joined them.

Titans players spread holiday cheer during a special visit to Saint Thomas West Hospital. (Photos: Lynne McCracken)

The Titans filled the hallways with sounds of Christmas carols and musicians played holiday songs that left smiles on the patients' faces.   The morning was a time to spread hope and happiness, and reminded everyone of the true meaning of Christmas – love, giving, family and friends.

"The Tennessee Titans inspired Christmas joy in the hearts of Saint Thomas patients this morning," said Saint Thomas Chief Experience Officer, Dawn Rudolph. "Visits like this are very special to our patients and their families, especially during the holiday season."

In addition to visiting patients in the newly renovated joint replacement institute, they visited chronically ill patients in the innovation unit.  The vision behind the innovation unit is to provide care and re-center around patients. Saint Thomas Health strives to deliver exceptional care and continually builds upon that by creating an experience for the patient where they feel welcomed, respected, included in their care, connected, protected, engaged, and comforted.

Saint Thomas Health is ultimately transforming, "what is the matter" but rather "what matters" for patients. Hence, Your Voice Matters.

For more information, visit the Saint Thomas website at www.STHealth.com

ABOUT SAINT THOMAS HEALTH

Saint Thomas Health is Middle Tennessee's faith-based, not-for-profit health care system united as one healing community. Saint Thomas Health is focused on transforming the health care experience and helping people live healthier lives, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. The regional health system includes nine hospitals: Saint Thomas Hospital for Spinal Surgery, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro, Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital in Centerville, Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital in Smithville, Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital in Sparta, Saint Thomas River Park Hospital in McMinnville and Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital in Woodbury. A comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities complement the hospital services and cover a 68-county area. Saint Thomas Health is a member of Ascension, a Catholic organization that is the largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. For more information, visit www.STHealth.com.

ABOUT ASCENSION

Ascension (www.ascension.org) is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world's largest Catholic health system, Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all persons with special attention to those who are struggling the most. In FY2015, Ascension provided $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. More than 150,000 associates and 35,000 affiliated providers serve in 1,900 sites of care – including 131 hospitals and more than 30 senior care facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia. In addition to healthcare delivery, Ascension subsidiaries provide a variety of services and solutions including physician practice management, venture capital investing, treasury management, biomedical engineering, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension's own group purchasing organization.

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