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First TriStar ER Team Members Start Orientation

December 14, 2012

Employees are training in advance of new TriStar ER located in Spring Hill opening early 2103

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (December 14, 2012) The first members of the inaugural TriStar ER team located in Spring Hill, Tenn., began orientation and training this month.

Founding team member Betsy Noel, R.N., says she is tremendously excited for the privilege to be part of the new TriStar ER located in Spring Hill.

“To be a part of this team on the ground floor is truly an honor and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” she said. “TriStar is known for outstanding emergency care and we will certainly strive everyday to provide that superior level of service and care to the residents of Spring Hill."

Training is taking place with team members from the TriStar Centennial Medical Center emergency department, medical laboratory, and imaging department. Leaders are communicating organizational expectations and standards as well as department-specific information employees need for working in their respective area.

Keri McKamey, director of the new TriStar ER, believes this effort is critical for employee success and delivering quality care to the community. Training and orientation is currently her top priority.

“Regardless of years of experience, new employees in a new position need information and direction,” she said. “We want new employees to be prepared and educated for their role in our emergency care team.”

The new TriStar ER is bringing 35 jobs to the Spring Hill area. Employee hiring and training is ongoing. Founding team members will begin working at the new facility when construction concludes early 2013.

For more information on the new TriStar ER located in Spring Hill, including career opportunities, emergency care, and outpatient imaging or medical laboratory services, visit TriStarHealth.com/SpringHill.

Pictured above: TriStar ER team members Jeff Blocker, R.N., (center) and Karla Clanton, R.N., (right) both Maury County, Tenn., residents, discuss the details for documenting patient information in their new roles. Kimberly Graham, R.N., (left) clinical educator for TriStar Centennial Medical Center emergency services, is leading training and orientation for the new team members.

Celebrating 44 years of providing quality healthcare to Nashville, Middle Tennessee and the surrounding region, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is a 657-bed comprehensive facility offering medical and surgical programs including behavioral health, 24-hour emergency, heart and vascular, imaging, neurosciences, oncology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, sleep disorder, and women’s services. An affiliate of TriStar Health, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is home to TriStar Centennial Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s, TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at TriStar Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. The new TriStar Emergency Room located in Spring Hill will provide 24-hour emergency care for nearby Spring Hill, Tenn., and surrounding communities when it opens in 2013. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar Centennial Medical Center or TriStar Health, call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919 or (800) 242-5662, or visit TriStarHealth.com and choose TriStar Centennial Medical Center. TriStar Centennial Medical Center is located at 2300 Patterson Street in Nashville.