How Williamson County Creates A Healthy Community
Anchored by Williamson Medical Center, health providers offer convenient access to quality care.
Williamson County residents enjoy easy access to quality medical care, and many locals find they never have to leave home to meet their health and wellness needs.
Serving the community since 1958, Williamson Medical Center (WMC) offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services and has more than 750 providers representing 70-plus medical specialties and subspecialties.
The 203-bed, the 260,000-square-foot facility treats more than 159,000 patients annually and includes 22 state-of-the-art operating rooms, an award-winning obstetrics and neonatal intensive care unit, a breast health center, 24-hour emergency services, and outpatient imaging services.
"A dedication to personalized, timely and informative care, along with our continued commitment to quality, is what sets us apart," says WMC CEO Donald Webb.
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"WMC has a reputation for compassionate care with a personal touch. Physicians, nurses and staff at the hospital work seamlessly to ensure patients receive exceptional care in a welcoming environment where patients are supported and treated like family. Specialized staff, such as breast health navigators and hospitalists, further support our patients with warmth and consistency throughout treatment and recovery."
The WMC campus includes Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center, which has both a 24-hour children's emergency department and a 16-bed inpatient unit. Also part of the campus is the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee (BJIT), which opened in 2019. It serves approximately 28,000 patients per year and provides a full range of orthopedic care all within one building.
"Since WMC and the BJIT share a campus, there's no need for Williamson County residents to travel all over town to receive care," Webb says. "All services are provided on one campus, providing accessibility and familiarity with our facilities, processes and care."
Providers Work Together
Also part of the Carothers Parkway health care corridor is the Vanderbilt Franklin Women's Center, which offers women's health services, gynecology services, and pregnancy care and delivery. Additionally, the facility includes a breast center that provides a full range of services, including mammography and breast cancer treatment.
"Having multiple subspecialties represented in Williamson County, there is no reason you cannot get quality care here," says Dr. Jacqueline Stafford, obstetrician, gynecologist and medical director at Vanderbilt Franklin Women's Center. "Many of the providers in our community collaborate. For example, I do all of my deliveries and surgeries at WMC. It's a robust hospital that I'm proud to be part of."
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Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center Nashville is on Carothers Parkway, too, after putting down roots in Williamson County in 2018. As the region's only cancer center featuring proton therapy, Provision CARES uses advanced technology that precisely targets tumors. In doing so, it decreases the risk of patients experiencing side effects, such as damage to healthy tissues and organs, by avoiding unnecessary radiation. This non-invasive, non-surgical treatment is ideal for localized cancers that haven't spread to other parts of the body. As a result, WMC oncology physicians often work with Provision CARES to refer qualifying patients.
"We are right across the street from Williamson Medical Center, and it's very convenient for patients to go between the two facilities to receive care," says Dr. James Gray, medical director at Provision CARES Proton Therapy Center Nashville and partner with Tennessee Oncology. "Our location in Williamson County, right off I-65, has also proven convenient for our patients, many of whom come from out of state. This isn't by chance, of course; Provision CARES knew Williamson County was the right place for our Middle Tennessee facility, and we're happy to be here."
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