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Vanderbilt University Medical Center

VUMC also has numerous satellite facilities in and around middle Tennessee, serving a large community. VUMC is known for its highly-acclaimed teaching hospital and its groundbreaking efforts in electronic medical records. Its 1,800 physicians see more than 1.2 million patients each year and its hospitals admit more than 65,000 patients. Revenue from operations exceeds $2 billion annually and the Medical Center employs 14,000 full time staff. More than 600 physician scientists in more than 100 laboratories conducted more than $389 million of federally and corporately sponsored research as of 2007.

VUMC was ranked 15th in the U.S. in the 2008 "America's Best Hospitals" ranking by U.S. News and World Report magazine, and was one of only 19 hospitals in the U.S. named to the publication's "Honor Roll," which is based on excellence across a broad spectrum of medical specialties. Vanderbilt programs ranked by U.S. in 2008 were Gynecology (ranked 9), Kidney (9), Urology (10), Cancer (14), Ear Nose and Throat (14), Endocrinology (15), Respiratory Disorders (18) and Heart (23).


Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Nashville

The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Nashville is a 149-bed primary, secondary, and tertiary care medical facility immediately adjacent to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Professional services and medical training programs are developed in cooperation with the VA-Vice Chancellor’s Committee of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

The VA Medical Center Nashville campus is a modern, fully equipped facility dedicated to providing care for the veteran patient.

The Surgical Service has 45 beds, including an integrated state-of-the-art surgical intensive care/step-down area. Surgical procedures are performed in nine fully-equipped operating rooms which include an ambulatory surgery suite and an endoscopy suite. The recovery room is located near both the operating rooms and the surgical critical care units, and all areas utilize up-to-date integrated monitoring equipment. A bedside computerized flow sheet and data acquisition system are currently utilized in the intensive care area to facilitate care of critically ill patients. A surgical outpatient clinic facility meets an increasing demand for the delivery of outpatient surgical care.

A full range of surgical specialties exists, all fully integrated with the residency programs of the Vanderbilt Medical Center. The Cardiothoracic Service includes open heart and general thoracic surgery programs. The VA Transplant Service includes in-house kidney and bone marrow transplantation and is fully integrated with the Vanderbilt University Medical Center programs in heart, lung, pancreas, and liver transplantation.


Skyline Medical Center

As we continue our journey together to become THE premier regional medical center for patients from throughout middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky, our staff has earned numerous accolades as our vision becomes a reality.  Here are just a few we know you’ll want to be aware of:

“Best Acute Care Hospital” award.  This honor goes only to the 100 top performing quality hospitals in the U.S., based upon data submitted to Medicare for 17 quality measures in the most common conditions that hospitals treat – heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia care.   Skyline is the only Nashville hospital to have been named to the list every time

Tennessee’s first hospital to earn "Primary Stroke Center Certification" from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.  Surveyors were so impressed that they asked Skyline to serve as a pilot site to assist other hospitals in earning accreditation

Three-year accreditation with commendation for our cancer program by the American College of Surgeon's Commission on Cancer.  Our staff received commendation for six different areas of accomplishment

National accreditation from the Society for Chest Pain Physicians and Providers for our Emergency Department’s Chest Pain Center – among the nation’s first!


Summit Medical Center

 Summit Medical Center has proudly served the communities of Middle Tennessee since 1994 and has built a strong reputation for providing quality patient care in a friendly and compassionate setting.

 With our exceptional medical staff of more than 300 board certified physicians representing 36 specialties, we are committed to being your center of excellence for quality, community-based healthcare.

 Summit Medical Center offers a full range of services including emergency, medical, surgical, obstetric, oncology, psychiatric and diagnostic services. This year we continue to expand our services and reach with the May 2008 opening of Summit Imaging at Lebanon, followed by the summer 2008 opening of Summit Convenient Care at Lebanon.

 Summit consistently invests in some of the most advanced technology available including the 64-Slice CT Scanner, Ambient MRI, IMRT, Digital Cath Lab, Digital Mammography, and 4-D Ultrasound to ensure we continually provide the quality care and services you can depend on every day.

 Without a doubt, the most significant distinction for Summit Medical Center is the quality and commitment of our staff. Our experienced, knowledgeable physicians and employees are committed to our Mission and Values and all share a passion and commitment to provide the highest quality of care possible for you and your family. This is evident in the numerous awards and accolades our staff and facility have received:

  •  First in Middle Tennessee to offer hospital-based 64-Slice CT technology to its patients.
  •  2008 Recipient of the esteemed Outstanding Achievement Award from the American College of Surgeon’s Commission on Cancer. This three-year accreditation with commendation honors Summit for excellence in cancer treatment and care.
  •  Middle Tennessee’s first hospital to offer Orthopaedic Navigation for total joints.
  •  First hospital in Middle Tennessee to offer the M2A camera pill technology.
  •  Tennessee’s first hospital to use the Autopulse, a hands-free cardiac support pump that automatically delivers more productive chest compression to resuscitate a patient during cardiac arrest.

These outstanding achievements, which rank our hospital among the best in the nation, are credits to the daily efforts of our physicians, nurses, employees and staff.  Please visit our News Room for more information on our services, awards, staff and upcoming programs.


St. Thomas Hospital

Saint Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee is Caring Community devoted to Healing with Love in the Christian Tradition.

Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care, which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words.

Thomson Reuters has named Saint Thomas Hospital one of the nation’s 100 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals. This marks the seventh time that Saint Thomas Hospital has received this recognition, based on excellence in care, efficiency in operations and sustainability of cardiovascular performance.

HealthGrades has designated Saint Thomas Heart as the #1 Heart program in Nashville for the second year in a row. Our hospitals have five star ratings in cardiac, orthopedic, critical care, and vascular services.


Baptist Hospital

Baptist Hospital is the largest not-for-profit community hospital in Middle Tennessee, licensed for 683 acute and rehab care beds. Our main campus covers nearly two million square feet and spans more than six city blocks or 38 acres. Baptist Hospital’s heritage of healing is one of continuous growth, community service and superior care. Over the years, we have established nursing schools, become a pioneer in technical advances and grown into a major medical center that provides diversified care.

In 2002, Baptist Hospital joined Saint Thomas Health Services’ regional health system consisting of five hospitals — Baptist and Saint Thomas Hospitals and the Center for Spinal Surgery in Nashville, Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro and Hickman Community Hospital in Centerville — and a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures in diagnostics, cardiac services and ambulatory surgery as well as medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. STHS is a member of Ascension Health, a Catholic organization that is the largest not-for-profit health system in the United States.