Titans Visit Joint Replacement Patients at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Titans players, Harry Douglas, Justin Hunter and Justin Staples visited joint replacement patients at the newly completed, Saint Thomas Joint Replacement Institute in Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital this week.

"Tuesday's visit was truly special for our patients," said Dawn Rudolph, Chief Experience Officer for Saint Thomas Health.  "We visited several different areas at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and, at each location, the players interacted with patients and their families, brightening their day.  After our many years of relationship with the Titans, we're no longer surprised by their generosity with their time, but we are always grateful."

Total joint replacement surgeries in Middle Tennessee have increased by 23 percent during the last five years, and projections indicate that they will continue to increase another 18 percent over the next five years. To meet this need, the $25 million investment on the Saint Thomas Midtown campus now houses the Saint Thomas Joint Replacement Institute, the premier joint replacement program in Middle Tennessee.

The joint replacement program is the largest in the region and is consistently ranked among the best in the nation in hip replacement,knee replacement*and shoulder replacement.*

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.

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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