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Richland Creek Watershed Alliance Supports Saint Thomas Health’s Revised Plan for the Development of the Imperial House Property

April 28th 2017

Contact: Nick Paranjape, (615) 284-1210, Nick.Paranjape@STH.ORG

Saint Thomas Health and Richland Creek Watershed Alliance (RCWA) have worked together in revising the Specific Plan for the redevelopment of the Imperial House property located next to Saint Thomas West Hospital on Harding Pike.  The revised Specific Plan adds water quality buffers to the mixed used development plan approved by the Metropolitan Council in 2015.  Recently, RCWA President & Executive Director Monette Rebecca sent a letter to Metropolitan Council supporting adoption of Saint Thomas West Hospital’s revised Specific Plan.  Saint Thomas Health is a part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system.

“We are grateful that Saint Thomas Health and the Richland Creek Watershed Alliance have been able to work together in coming up with a constructive solution that will allow Saint Thomas Health to move forward with its plans for the redevelopment of the Imperial House property and, at the same time, protect Richland Creek and the water quality in Davidson County,” said Karen Springer, President & CEO of Saint Thomas Health.  “We have revised the Saint Thomas Health Specific Plan to add water quality buffers that were requested by RCWA.  We greatly appreciate Richland Creek’s letter to Metro Council expressing support for the revised plan.  We look forward to working closely together in the coming years.” said Springer.



In Tennessee, Ascension’s Saint Thomas Health operates nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employ more than 8,000 associates.  Across the state, Saint Thomas Health provided more than $78 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016.  Serving Tennessee for 15 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.  Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia.   Visit www.sthealth.com.


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