Franklin, TN Health Care Overview
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With health care as the greater Nashville region's largest industry, Franklin and Williamson County residents can access excellent care close to home.
Williamson Medical Center
Serving its first patients in 1958, Williamson Medical Center offers inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour emergency care, preventive health screenings and wellness activities. Its outpatient imaging center offers the latest technological advances, including bone-density scanning, ultrasound, X-ray services and digital mammography, which uses less radiation than traditional mammography and is more effective in women under 50.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville-based Vanderbilt University Medical Center offers a healthy range of services throughout Williamson County. Denis Gallagher, chief administrative officer for the Vanderbilt Medical Group in Williamson County, says Vanderbilt initially entered the market with the acquisition of a few physician practices.
“Now it is more the presence of our specialty physicians coming from the campus to spend some time in Williamson County. About 20 different specialties are currently being provided,” Gallagher says.
The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the Vanderbilt Eye Institute have Williamson County locations. And a Vanderbilt walk-in clinic is near WMC.
Saint Thomas Hospital
Saint Thomas Health Services of Nashville serves Williamson County with Saint Thomas Heart, a cardiac center in Franklin, as well as additional specialty services including neurology.
In late 2009, Saint Thomas’ Baptist Sports Medicine and Life Therapies division opened a a 4,500 square-foot health care and outpatient rehabilitation services clinic on International Drive in Franklin, its third such clinic in the county.
Southern Hills Hospital
Southern Hills Hospital has been caring for Nashville area residents since 1979, providing emergency, vascular surgery, sleep center, orthopedic and oncology services. Southern Hills serves three counties: Davidson, Williamson and Rutherford.
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