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December 03, 2021

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Ascension Saint Thomas Celebrates the Groundbreaking of Tennessee’s First Neighborhood Hospital

Ascension Saint Thomas leadership and other notable Murfreesboro community members were among those in attendance for last week’s groundbreaking ceremony for Ascension Saint Thomas Westlawn Hospital.

As Tennessee’s first neighborhood hospital, this highly anticipated satellite of Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital has been designed to maximize convenience and accessibility by bringing a new option for high-quality care to the market.

The facility is located at Veterans Parkway and Shores Road near the Westlawn community. The hospital will include eight private inpatient medical beds and an emergency department with eight treatment rooms that will be staffed by the same ER physician group as other Ascension Saint Thomas hospitals. In addition, the hospital will have advanced diagnostic imaging, pharmacy, laboratory with outpatient services on the second floor.

“By building a neighborhood hospital in the Westlawn area, we’ll be able to further invest in the community we have been privileged to serve for decades,” Ferguson said. “We are pleased that this project was approved by the Tennessee Health Services Development Agency as the ‘right-sized hospital’ for this area.”

Project completion is expected in Winter 2022.

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