NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans are supporting Saint Thomas Health's Patient Clothing Closet with a donation of official Titans apparel, including polo's, t-shirts, jackets, pants and hats. In addition, the Titans donated a percentage of coats received from the team's annual coat drive conducted at the November 29 game against Oakland at Nissan Stadium.
Frequently, adult patients are discharged from Saint Thomas Health hospitals who do not have any clothing to wear home. This can be because they are homeless, or their clothes had to be cut off of them upon hospital admission and they simply do not have anyone to bring them a change of clothing. Saint Thomas strives to serve those who are struggling financially and who would benefit from receiving proper clothing as they are discharged. A patient in need of clothing will be provided clean, laundered clothing from the hospital's patient clothing closet.
"The mission of Saint Thomas Health includes providing spiritually centered, holistic care, especially to poor and vulnerable. With the support of clothing donations made by the Tennessee Titans, we are able to fulfill this mission, providing needy patients clothing items to support their healing process," said Dan Thompson, Executive Director of Saint Thomas Health Foundation. "We are so grateful for the Titans' support of this program year after year."
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.
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.