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TriStar Ashland City Offers Community Access to Quick, Convenient Lab Services

April 24, 2012

National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week is April 22-28

FACTS:

This week celebrates laboratory professionals round the world, recognizing their vital role in providing answers that guide cures and treatment of patients with an almost limitless range of diseases.

Laboratory test results constitute a significant portion of the patient's medical record (70%!) and are vital to the diagnosis and treatment of illness and disease.

National Laboratory Professionals Week has been celebrated for 27 years.

Data estimates that each year (through 2018) the demand for testing personnel is increasing approximate 14%

More than 10 billion laboratory tests are performed in the United States each year.

Nashville, Tenn., (April 24, 2012) TriStar Ashland City recognizes that managing personal healthcare requires an investment of your precious time. So when your physician orders laboratory work like having blood drawn or urine collected, remember there’s a quick and convenient option right in Ashland City, Tenn.

“We recognized a growing need for lab services in Cheatham County and proudly offer residents a full-service medical laboratory in a personable and convenient environment close to home,” explained hospital administrator Darrel White. “Our lab area was renovated just last year to best serve our patients’ needs.”

TriStar Ashland City offers laboratory testing for any Tennessee licensed physician, skilled nursing homes, home health agencies, hospice providers and workplace testing. Routine outpatient testing and phlebotomy services are also available.

“More and more residents are looking to us for their lab services because we offer a comfortable and friendly atmosphere with a professional staff that strives to make every visit as easy as possible,” explained lab manager Barbara King, certified Medical Laboratory Technologist, American Society for Clinical Pathology. “A patient simply brings their doctor’s order to us and we take care of the rest.”

Laboratory results are sent directly to the patient’s doctor.

“Many residents are unaware of this local alternative and instead travel to Nashville, costing time, commuting expenses and stress associated with navigating the drive, parking and finding the right medical office,” said White. “Here, patients can drive a few miles from home, park close to the entrance, walk in the hospital, and then register and have their lab work done in as little as five minutes.”

Patients can schedule recurring and monthly laboratory services in advance or walk-in between 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, call (615) 342-1919.

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 the TriStar Health System, 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 at 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 System, 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.

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