Saint Thomas, Southern Hills Hospitals Serve Franklin, TN
Hospitals in Franklin join forces to provide top care.
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In addition to Williamson Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, residents here also benefit from Saint Thomas Health Services and Southern Hills Medical Center.
Saint Thomas Health Services
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 4,500-square-foot health-care and outpatient rehabilitation services clinic on International Drive in Franklin, its third such clinic in the United States.
Saint Thomas Hospital introduced its Unity System in 2012, which is the first fully integrated neurosurgical center of its kind in the country and will enable physicians to more effectively treat patients suffering from brain tumors. The Unity System will comprise new surgical, imaging and radiation devices equipped with cutting-edge technology and a group of 15 clinicians that includes neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, radiologists and pathologists.
Southern Hills Medical Center
Beginning in 1979, Southern Hills Medical Center has been caring for Nashville-area residents, providing emergency, vascular surgery, sleep center, orthopedic and oncology services. Southern Hills serves three counties: Davidson, Williamson and Rutherford.
In 2011, Southern Hills opened a freestanding TriStar Endoscopy Center across the street from the hospital, and opened an inpatient rehabilitation unit that includes 12 beds. In addition, Southern Hills opened a YMCA on its campus in 2012. While the facility is operated by the YMCA of Middle Tennessee and offers traditional health and wellness services, Southern Hills also provides on-site cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services that are available to both members and non-members.
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