The Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care (TIPQC) recognizes the Birth Center and NICU team at TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center as Center of Excellence in Education and Training for infants and families impacted by Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). NAS is a group of problems that occur in a newborn who was exposed to addictive opiates while in the mother's womb.

TriStar Hendersonville is one of 38 birth centers in Tennessee participating in the TIPQC and Vermont Oxford Network's Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) education program, and was the first center to complete the training.

The program is designed to improve the quality and safety of care of infants impacted by NAS, resulting in decreased length of stay, pharmacological treatment and prescriptions issued when infants are discharged from the hospital.

TriStar Hendersonville is located at 355 New Shackle Island Road, Hendersonville. Learn more at tristarhendersonville.com.