NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans supported their official healthcare provider, Saint Thomas Health at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital where leaders hosted an grand opening ceremony to unveil and bless the newly completed, state-of the-art facility, Saint Thomas Joint Replacement Institute.
The event took place almost exactly a year after Saint Thomas Health hosted a wall-breaking ceremony to kick off construction. This $25 million project renovated 94,000 square feet of space at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital. The result is 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, conveniently located at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.
Although the extensive renovation is at Saint Thomas Midtown, the Institute spans beyond the four walls. Saint Thomas West, Rutherford, and the Hospital for Specialty Surgery are included under the Saint Thomas Joint Replacement Institute umbrella.
"This is a great addition to Saint Thomas Health and we couldn't be more proud!" said Karen Springer, CEO of Saint Thomas Health. "We have 4 new hospitals, 1,000 new associates joining us; we've joined in a partnership with our neurosurgeons. We will be the center of excellence and provide spectacular care that will reach beyond Tennessee. Joint replacement is a special surgery and we will be able to provide that in one environment which will exceed the care that anyone else provides in this one institute."
The Titans show support during the grand opening ceremony and unveiling of the Saint Thomas Joint Replacement Institute. (photos: Lynne McCracken)
"In the summer of 2013, I started talking to our many of our joint replacement physicians about creating one identity and one brand for our joint replacement programs," said Bernie Sherry, COO of Saint Thomas Health. "Collectively, we created a shared a vision and that shared vision is a commitment to the excellence of joint replacements in this community. The shared vision partners our physicians and Saint Thomas Health leadership to create what was already the number one program in the state. Today, you are standing in the vision, Saint Thomas Health Joint Replacement Institute at Midtown."
Former Titans players, Kevin Dyson, Chris Hope and Neil O'Donnell, Titans cheerleaders, Anne, Hannah, Kellee and Kiara and mascot, T-Rac were also on hand to celebrate the grand opening.
To schedule an appointment, call 615-284-BONE (2663) or visit 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.