Growing for Good: Williamson County Residents are in Good Health
Williamson Medical Center's massive hospital expansion gives Williamson County residents enhanced care.
Williamson County has long been the premier address of quality health care for area residents.
With the recent groundbreaking for a dynamic $200 million renovation and expansion project at Williamson Medical Center — the largest in the hospital’s history — the public is assured of a new era of continued leading-edge medical services close to home.
Nationally Recognized Health Care
The 200-plus bed facility offers 24-hour pediatric and adult emergency departments, the latter being ranked in the top 10% in the country for heart attack treatment. Williamson Medical Center has more than 825 providers representing over 70 medical specialties and subspecialties.
The hospital campus is also home to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center and the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, a 121,252-square-foot medical facility recognized nationally for surgical excellence and innovative treatments of simple and complex orthopedic needs.
The hospital has a long-standing partnership with Williamson County to provide comprehensive emergency medical services to all residents. More than 150 personnel are employed to deploy 17 advanced life-support ambulances.
With an eye on the future, the world-class improvements ensure the facility is set to keep up with the region’s exponential population growth, which is projected to double by 2040. The first phase of primary construction is expected to be completed by 2024.
“This event is a significant milestone for Williamson County as it marks the beginning of a transformational plan to ensure Williamson Medical Center continues to be the high-quality, high-satisfaction health care provider in our region for many years to come,” says Phil Mazzuca, Williamson Medical Center CEO.
Assisting Mazzuca in the effort are Caroline Bryan and Vicki McNamara. The pair serve as co-chairs for the Williamson Medical Center Foundation’s “More for You. Close to Home” capital campaign, which will supplement the $150 million in bond financing secured from the county to fund the project. The honorary co-chair is country music star Luke Bryan, husband of Caroline Bryan.
The expansion project touches nearly every department, with improvements to labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), cardiology, emergency department, intensive care unit and more. Planned renovations include:
- Expanding the adult emergency department from 28 to 43 beds, including a secure eight-bed behavioral health pod.
- Increasing obstetrical beds from 28 to 33 and creating separate rooms for labor and delivery and postpartum patients, as well as adding an operating room for C-sections and reconfiguring the NICU to include nine private bays and updated technology.
- Vertically expanding the West Tower with three new floors and a north wing above the children’s hospital area to include a 22-bed observation unit, as well as increased capacity in ICU/stepdown and medical/surgical units, plus confidential rooms for high-profile patients needing additional privacy.
- A cardiac center allowing cardiologists to perform advanced lifesaving cardiac care, including interventional procedures from inserting pacemakers to implanting cardiac defibrillators — all done in Williamson County.
Renovations in the existing facility will feature larger rooms, updated technology, and private patient elevators.
“This project reaffirms that commitment to meet not only current but also future health care needs of our growing community, which we will achieve through broadening and enhancing our physical plant while also offering even greater access to higher acuity services,” Mazzuca says.
Health and Wellness Options Nearby
Additionally, the medical center has added different health care options across the county, from walk-in clinics in Brentwood, Franklin, Cool Springs, Nolensville and Spring Hill, the Turner Dugas Breast Health Center and the Williamson Medical Group’s wellness clinic on Mallory Lane. Primary health providers are in Thompson’s Station and Nolensville, among other locations.
The Bone and Joint Institute offers orthopedic urgent care and physical therapy at the Tollgate Medical Plaza in Thompson’s Station, with additional locations in Brentwood and Nolensville. A new address in southern Williamson County is planned for 2023.
Nearby, in a burgeoning Cool Springs medical corridor, residents can find a growing number of professional services, such as the Vanderbilt Franklin Women’s Center, a leader in obstetrics and gynecology care, several specialty physicians, urgent and walk-in care clinics, pharmacies, fitness centers including a YMCA, medical supply sales, a veterinarian office and much more.
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