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Saint Thomas Dekalb Hospital and Family Medical Center Create Partnership; Physicians Provide Hospitalist Services at the Hospital
Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital and the physicians of the Family Medical Center practice have joined together in welcoming five physicians from the Smithville practice to begin providing hospitalist serv...
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Saint Thomas Health Celebrates Anniversary of Heart Transplant Program with CMS Approval
The newly revived heart transplant program at Saint Thomas West Hospital is celebrating its first anniversary.  Since the relaunch of the program in May 2016 after a five year absence, the surgic...
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Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital Radiology Department Expanded; New CT Added
The Radiology Department at Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital has been renovated and expanded, bringing with it a new CT (Computed Tomography) scanner as a key addition to the department.  Saint Thom...
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Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital Patient Monitors Replaced Throughout Key Patient Care Areas
Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital in Sparta, TN, recently replaced 21 patient care monitors and added two new monitors that will improve cardiac monitoring of patients and allow movement of the monitors...
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Demolition Begins on the Imperial House Building Next To Saint Thomas West Hospital
Plans are underway to bring down the dilapidated Imperial House building located at 109 Bosley Springs Road next to Saint Thomas West Hospital to prepare for the redevelopment of the property.  T...
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Associate Excellence: Judy Leverette Received the Great Circle of Faith Award
Judy Leverette recently received the Great Circle of Faith Award which recognizes Saint Thomas Health employees who go above and beyond in their jobs to demonstrate the Core Values of the Saint Thomas...
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Gastroenterologist Dr. Brendan O’Hare Joins Saint Thomas Medical Partners in Nashville, Lebanon
Brendan O’Hare, M.D. is joining Saint Thomas Medical Partners’ gastroenterology practices in Nashville at 300 20th Avenue North and in Lebanon at 100 Physicians Way (see picture below).&nb...
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Dr. Ehab Hana Joins Saint Thomas Medical Partners Lenox Village in Family Medicine
Ehab Hana, M.D. has joined Saint Thomas Medical Partners (STMP), Lenox Village, at 6005 Nolensville Road in Nashville, as a family medicine physician. Dr. Hana joins STMP after moving to the Nashville...
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Dr. Matthew deShazo Joins Saint Thomas Heart Failure Clinics in Nashville, Murfreesboro
Matthew deShazo, M.D., MPH, has joined the Saint Thomas West Heart Failure Clinic and the Saint Thomas Rutherford Heart Failure Clinic as a specialist in advanced heart failure, pulmonary hypertension...
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Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital Donates Funds for Lifesaving Cardiac Equipment for Cannon County Schools
Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital has donated $9,095 to the Cannon County Board of Education to fund the purchase of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and additional cardio-pulmonary resuscita...
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Caring for the Caregiver -- Nurses Week at Saint Thomas Health
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During Nurses Week in May, Saint Thomas Health President & CEO Karen Springer introduced a new initiative for all nurses that work at one of the nine hospitals and more than 60 clinics, medical of...
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Saint Thomas River Park Hospital Contributes $15,000 to the CHEER Mental Health Association in McMinnville for the Children’s Playhouse
Saint Thomas River Park Hospital has donated $15,000 to the CHEER Mental Health Association in McMinnville to assist with developing and equipping the Children’s Playhouse, a neutral location fo...
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Dr. Phaythoune Chothmounethinh Joins Saint Thomas Medical Partners in Hendersonville
Phaythoune Chothmounethinh, M.D. has joined Saint Thomas Medical Partners in Hendersonville as a family medicine, integrative medicine and primary care physician (see picture below).  Dr. Chothmo...
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Stacey Woodroof Named Chief Financial Officer for Saint Thomas Medical Partners
Stacey D. Woodroof, MBA, will join Saint Thomas Medical Partners (STMP) as Chief Financial Officer.  Woodroof is a senior executive and longtime leader in physician practice and hospital health c...
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Saint Thomas Rutherford and Saint Thomas River Park Hospitals Provide Comprehensive Services to People Who Have Been Sexually Assaulted
With 1 in five women and 1 in 71 men experiencing rape or attempted rape at some time in their lives, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital (STRH) has made its sexual assault treatment program a key priori...
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Saint Thomas Health Performing LINX Procedure for Reflux Disease
Saint Thomas Health (STH) is now performing the LINX procedure for gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD).  This simple, minimally invasive laparoscopic procedure implants a quarter-sized titani...
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Women 'Go Red' to Fight Heart Disease
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As you walked into the Music City Center, it was hard not to see RED.  Women, and some men, were decked out in red dresses and red ties for the annual Go Red for Women Wellness Expo & Luncheo...
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Saint Thomas Health Provides Free Healthcare in Murfreesboro
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As part of its commitment to serve the poor and vulnerable in Middle Tennessee, Saint Thomas Health hosted a free healthcare clinic at Hobgood Elementary School in Murfreesboro on Saturday, April 29, ...
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Saint Thomas Health Hosts FREE Medical, Dental, and Vision Care in Rutherford County for a Day of Hope, Health and Healing
As part of its commitment to serve the poor and vulnerable in Middle Tennessee, Saint Thomas Health hosted a free health care clinic at Hobgood Elementary School in Murfreesboro on Saturday, April 29 ...
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Richland Creek Watershed Alliance Supports Saint Thomas Health’s Revised Plan for the Development of the Imperial House Property
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 We...
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Angie Boyd-Chambers Named Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Saint Thomas Health
Angie Boyd-Chambers has been promoted to Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Saint Thomas Health.  Boyd-Chambers, formerly Senior Director of Corporate Marketing and Communications, jo...
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Saint Thomas Health Signs New Contract For Emergency Room Physician Staffing at Four Regional Hospitals
Saint Thomas Health has signed a new contract for emergency room physician staffing with American Physician Partners, a Brentwood, Tennessee-based company, at four regional hospitals:  Saint Thom...
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Spring Has Sprung and So Have My Allergies
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Spring is a beautiful time of the year.  The weather becomes warmer, the trees and flowers start blooming and your allergies kick in.  Nothing positive about the last part.  It's just a...
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Free Healthcare Clinic in Murfreesboro
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As part of Saint Thomas Health and Ascension's commitment to serve the poor and vulnerable in Middle Tennessee, it will host a FREE healthcare clinic in Murfreesboro serving the residents of Rutherfor...
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Regional Associate Spotlight - Heather George - Saint Thomas River Park
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We are excited to announce that Heather George has been selected to represent Saint Thomas River Park Hospital for her outstanding service to our ministry and the community!   Saint Thomas Health...
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Saint Thomas Dekalb Hospital Undergoes Complete Renovation of its Emergency Department
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Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital in Smithville, Tennessee has completed its renovation of the hospital’s Emergency Department.  The construction, which began in early March 2017, is now in full...
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Regional Associate Spotlight - Emily Elrod
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We are excited to announce that Emily Elrod has been selected to represent Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital for her outstanding service to our ministry and the community!   Saint Thomas Health ...
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Regional Associate Spotlight - Grace Blanton
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We are excited to announce that Grace Blanton has been selected to represent Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital for her outstanding service to our ministry and the community!   Saint Thomas Health a...
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Celebrating Doctors Day at Saint Thomas Health
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More than 1,500 physicians practice at Saint Thomas Health in the Middle Tennessee area.  We celebrate and honor our physicians in helping to fulfill our mission.  The day was made official ...
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Saint Thomas Health Names New Vice President, Service Line Development, Behavioral Health
Brian Gill, MSW, MBA has been named Vice President Service Line Development, Behavioral Health for Saint Thomas Health, effective April 3, 2017.  This is a new position for Saint Thomas Health.&n...
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Regional Associate Spotlight - Trish Hall
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We are excited to announce that Trish Hall, RN, has been selected to represent Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital for her outstanding service to our ministry and the community!   Saint Thomas...
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Saint Thomas Health Adopts State-of-the-Art Technology for Minimally Invasive Surgeries, the DAVINCI® XI Surgical System
With 10 years of robotic surgical experience and almost 5,000 completed robotic surgical procedures, Saint Thomas Health has taken the next technological step available in health care today by adoptin...
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New Care Centers in a Neighborhood Near You
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What is Saint Thomas Health doing for you?  We are building full service care centers in your neighborhood to meet your health needs from Brentwood to Murfreesboro.  The new comprehensive ca...
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Saint Thomas West and Saint Thomas Midtown Hospitals Receive Highest Heart Surgery Ratings From The Society of Thoracic Surgeons
Saint Thomas West Hospital and Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital have received from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) the highest possible ratings---three-star ratings---for overall quality regarding...
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Low Income & At-Risk Mothers Get Help
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In collaboration with the United Way of Rutherford and Cannon Counties and Rutherford County Health Department, Saint Thomas Health was once again proud to sponsor of the Community Baby Shower.The ann...
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Nashville Medical Group Signs Partnership Agreement with Saint Thomas Medical Partners
With its rich history as one of the long-established physicians’ groups in Middle Tennessee, Nashville Medical Group (NMG) signed a partnership agreement to become fully integrated with Saint Th...
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Bailey Pratt Named Chief Financial Officer at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
Bailey Pratt, CPA, has been named Chief Financial Officer, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, effective March 26, 2017 (see picture below).  Pratt joined Saint Thomas Health in 2011, and is curren...
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Tracey Biles Joins Saint Thomas Health as New Vice President of Mission Integration for Rutherford & Regional Hospitals
Tracy Biles joins the leadership team of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and Saint Thomas Regional Hospitals which includes Saint Thomas Highlands, Saint Thomas DeKalb, Saint Thomas Stones River and ...
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Kristen Toth Named Saint Thomas Health Vice President Program Development Women and Children Services
Kristen Toth, formerly Executive Director, Saint Thomas Health Alliance, has been named Vice President, Program Development-Women and Children, at Saint Thomas Health (STH). In this new position, Toth...
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Saint Thomas River Park Hospital Makes $25k Contribution to the Children's Advocacy Center of the 31st Judicial District
Saint Thomas River Park Hospital, through its Community Benefit program, has donated $25,000 to the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) of the 31st Judicial District.  The Children’s Adv...
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Heart Failure That Affects Only Women
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When most think of heart failure, an image of a man over the age of 65 usually comes to mind.  Both can be wrong.  There's a unique type of heart failure which affects only women under the a...
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Go Red Day at Saint Thomas Health
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From newborns wearing handmade red caps to a pet therapy dog sporting a red scarf while visiting patients, Saint Thomas Health showed its support to the "Go Red for Women" movement to bring awareness ...
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Saint Thomas Medical Partners Opens New Full Service Care Center in Murfreesboro
Saint Thomas Medical Partners is proud to announce the opening of a new full-service care center in Murfreesboro, part of Rutherford County. “Saint Thomas Health – New Salem was built to ...
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Amy Jackson Named Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation Coordinator
Amy Jackson, active community volunteer and current President of the Junior League of Murfreesboro, has joined the Saint Thomas Rutherford Foundation as Foundation Coordinator.  “Amy&rsquo...
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Saint Thomas Medical Partners Opens New Full Service Care Center in Brentwood
Saint Thomas Medical Partners is proud to announce the opening of a new full-service care center in Brentwood, a part of Williamson County.  The new care center is designed to meet patients&rsqu...
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Zeal for Teal Luncheon Brings Awareness to Ovarian Cancer
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The symptoms of ovarian cancer can be general and often mimic other diseases.  Symptoms such has bloating, pelvic or abdominal pain, back pain, fatigue, and feeling full quickly.  That's why...
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A New Non-Invasive Procedure to Lose Weight
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It's the size of a grapefruit and it can help you lose 30 to 50 pounds in 6 months.  How does it work?The Intragastric Balloon is a non-invasive, weight loss procedure. The balloon is made of sof...
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Signs of a Heart Attack: Symptoms for Men and Women Can Be Different
Every heart attack is different. For women especially, symptoms of a heart attack can be very subtle. According to physicians with Saint Thomas Heart, many times women do not know they are experiencin...
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Heart Attack Warning Signs for Women
Actress Carrie Fisher passed away this week after suffering a major heart attack. Paying attention to the warning signs of a heart attack can mean the difference of a life saved. It is important to no...
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Ellen Show Winner Pays it Forward to Patients at Saint Thomas Health
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Chris Mims is used to seeing sick patients.  He works as a nurse and health care partner at MissionPoint in Nashville, Tennessee.  However, during a recent trip to Saint Thomas Midtown Hospi...
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