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Find Top-Notch Health Care in Rutherford County, TN

Excellent services and growing facilities abound all around the region.

By Patsy B. Weiler on September 17, 2021

Hospital exterior
Courtesy of St. Thoma

From minor illnesses to cardiac issues and everything in between, Rutherford County is equipped to provide residents with quality care from a roster of providers.

In Murfreesboro, TN, the “medical roots” run deep. Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital has served the region for over 90 years. The hospital moved in 2010 to a $268 million facility on Medical Center Parkway, with 286 private patient rooms.

Despite challenges related to the pandemic, the hospital completed a 60,000-square-foot vertical expansion project in 2020, adding 72 beds to the west patient tower.

Plus, officials broke ground on the New Salem Surgery Center in 2020. It will span 13,000 square feet at the southwest corner of New Salem Highway and St. Andrews Drive.

An Ambulatory Surgery Center will soon open in the Westlawn development on the city’s west side. It is a tri-venture partnership between Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance, United Surgical Partners International and Ascension Saint Thomas.

A new satellite hospital estimated to cost $24.6 million, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford at Westlawn is planned near the intersection of Veteran’s Parkway and Shores Road.

“We’ll not be doing surgery at this location, but it gives residents of the area west of Interstate 24 access to quality medical care in a very cost-efficient method,” says Gordon Ferguson, president and CEO of Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford.

Stellar Service in Smyrna, TN

In Smyrna, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, a 119-bed facility, has been serving Rutherford County since 2003. Located off Interstate 24 at the Sam Ridley Parkway interchange, the hospital continues to expand services as the surrounding communities grow.

Part of TriStar Health, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center offers a comprehensive suite of services, such as a 24/7 emergency department with lifesaving care, including a pediatric ER, as well as trauma, cardiology, oncology, critical care, outpatient imaging and diagnostics, outpatient physical medicine therapies, pulmonary, sleep medicine, and maternity care, offering private suites, breastfeeding support and a Level II NICU.

Minimally invasive robotic surgical options are available for patients needing general, thoracic, urologic and gynecologic surgery. TriStar StoneCrest is the first in Tennessee to achieve accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Hernia Surgery by the Surgical Review Corporation.

The Spine Surgery Institute and the Center for Joint Replacement at TriStar StoneCrest provide robotic-assisted, navigational surgery of the spine, nee and hip.

“Having now served our community for over 17 years, we continue to look for ways to provide exceptional care to our neighbors. Our vision is to expand our clinical capacities to serve our growing community and to do so at the highest standard of quality,” says TriStar StoneCrest CEO Lou Caputo. “We are committed to give patients the care they need, the care they want, close to home.”

Also in Smyrna, the Alvin C. York Veterans’ Administration Medical Center has provided primary care since 1940. Same-day mental health services and an urgent care center is available.

Treatment Options in Murfreesboro, TN

Murfreesboro also houses other care facilities, such as the Murfreesboro Medical Clinic and SurgiCenter, a multispecialty, physician-owned facility that has provided patient-centered services for over 70 years. This location provides a full slate of laboratory and diagnostic services, ranging from general radiology to MRI scans and an accredited surgical center.

The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt Surgery and Clinics Murfreesboro is designed to care for the youngest patients. It boasts 22 exam rooms, six urgent care rooms and three outpatient operating rooms.

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