Enjoy Healthy Living in Jackson, TN

Find a wide variety of top-quality care providers in this West Tennessee region.

By
Kim Madlom
On Friday, June 25, 2021 - 14:32
Jackson, TN

Access to health care is among the most significant assets any community can offer, giving Jackson, TN and Madison County a decided quality of life advantage.

Jackson boasts high-quality medical facilities ready to help adults and children lead healthy, vibrant lives. Plus, these facilities are continually improving to ensure patients are provided the best care.

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Jackson, Le Bonheur Children’s Outpatient Center and Jackson-Madison County General are major medical facilities in the area.

Each continues to expand facilities, add medical expertise and invest in new technology to serve the region.

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Nick Bumgardner

Le Bonheur Children’s Outpatient Center

Pediatric subspecialties offered at Le Bonheur Children’s Outpatient Center include ear, nose and throat (ENT), Ob-Gyn, cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology and nephrology.

“We are providing some important services to the families in our area,” says Diane Rushing, Le Bonheur’s director of West Tennessee Pediatrics.

Le Bonheur Children's Hospital opened its 30,000-square-foot facility in Jackson in 2018. The center features 20 exam rooms and provides a variety of diagnostic services and subspecialty clinics.

Le Bonheur brings subspecialists into the Jackson region from Memphis and elsewhere. “This allows us to meet the needs of our community, so families aren’t driving an hour or more to see a top-ranked pediatric specialist,” Rushing says. “They can stay in their hometown and receive the same quality of care.”

Le Bonheur was successful in serving an increased number of patients during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We were pleased that we maintained our patient load and even increased that number in 2020,” Rushing says. “We have always offered telemedicine, so we were ready for the challenges of the pandemic. We didn’t miss a beat. We are proud the community sees what we are doing here as a positive advancement for the health care of children.”

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Jackson-Madison County General Hospital

Skilled cardiac care is also available in the West Tennessee region, thanks to Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, which has been recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for its expertise and commitment in treating patients receiving transcatheter valve repair and replacement procedures.

The hospital was awarded Transcatheter Valve Certification in December, based on evaluating the staff’s ability to meet  standards for multidisciplinary teams, formalized training, shared decision-making and registry performance.

The ACC offers U.S. and international hospitals like Jackson-Madison County General Hospital access to a comprehensive suite of cardiac accreditation services designed to optimize patient outcomes and improve hospital financial performance.

“It is an honor to receive this certification from the American College of Cardiology,” says Deann Thelen, CEO of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. "This certification is a testament to the close collaboration and active involvement of a highly skilled health care team to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients in this region.”

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Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been serving the West Tennessee region for 27 years, bringing specialized pediatric care closer to where families live.

Initially, Vanderbilt served young children and adolescents who needed urology care and then expanded into other areas of care.

Vanderbilt Children’s Specialty Clinics opened in a new space in late 2020 to allow for the continued growth of health services. The new Jackson clinic has 12 renovated exam rooms, two procedure rooms and two rooms equipped for telemedicine services.

The same board-certified pediatric specialists, nurses and surgeons at the main Children’s Hospital in Nashville also see patients in Jackson for several specialties, including cardiology, diabetes, endocrinology, gastroenterology, nephrology, neurology, pulmonology, rheumatology and urology, with hopes to expand services in the future.

Children’s Hospital was again named among the nation’s best children’s hospitals for 2020-2021 by U.S. News & World Report, achieving a maximum 10 out of 10 ranked pediatric specialties. The hospital, which has ranked every year since 2007, is the only pediatric facility in Tennessee to earn that distinction.

“We are very proud of the fact that we are the only top-ranked children’s hospital in all specialties in Tennessee,” says Dr. John C. Pope IV, director of the Division of Pediatric Urology. “We bring that quality of service to their community, so they don’t have to travel to find care for their children. That’s part of our commitment to the people of Jackson and Madison County.”

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