Nashville, Tenn., (April 17, 2012) – TriStar Centennial Medical Center announced construction will soon begin on its Spring Hill facility during a Groundbreaking Ceremony in Spring Hill, Tenn., today.
“We’re very excited to begin construction on our TriStar Emergency Room and Medical Office Building to provide convenient and quality healthcare to residents of Spring Hill and surrounding communities,” said Thomas Herron, President and CEO, TriStar Centennial Medical Center.
Spring Hill mayor Michael Dinwiddie also participated in the celebration, recognizing the excitement and need for this long-awaited facility and thanking HCA for helping bring the facility to Spring Hill.
“You’ve been involved in this process and fought many hard battles to get here. You could have easily walked away and you didn’t,” said Dinwiddie. “We want to thank you for your commitment to us. I look forward to having you here in Spring Hill as do our residents.”
The TriStar ER at Spring Hill, a TriStar Centennial Medical Center facility, will provide 24-hour emergency services from board-certified physicians. The 10,768-square-foot emergency room will offer emergency diagnostic and treatment services with a comprehensive laboratory and state-of-the-art imaging capabilities—including 16-slice CT scan technology. A helipad will also be installed to help expedite patient transfer should they need a higher level of care.
The emergency room will occupy the first floor of a three-story, 49,851-square-foot TriStar Medical Office Building on a 125-acre campus near the intersection of Kedron Road and Reserve Boulevard, approximately three miles west of I-65 at Exit 53.
Construction on the $15 million project is expected to begin May 2012 and take approximately one year to complete. Batten & Shaw, a full-service construction company in Nashville, is managing the project and Lyman, Davidson & Dooley, also in Nashville, is providing architectural services.
TriStar expects to hire 25 permanent employees at the new location for positions such as Registered Nurses, Radiology Technologists, Housekeeping and Security professionals.
“Interest and excitement from the community and healthcare providers is increasing as we get closer to this vision becoming reality,” Herron said. “We look forward to a continued strong community relationship with Spring Hill to best meet the city’s evolving healthcare needs.”
That relationship was fostered in 2005 when Centennial Medical Center opened Spring Hill Physicians, a medical clinic just off Hwy 31 in Spring Hill. Centennial and TriStar Health also worked with the city to establish a dedicated ambulance service in 2006. With encouragement from the City of Spring Hill leadership, Centennial submitted a certificate of need for the emergency room and medical office building in 2010.
TriStar Centennial Medical Center and Spring Hill leaders ceremoniously break ground on the future TriStar Spring Hill Emergency Room and Medical Office Building during a celebration at the future facility location April 17, 2012. Pictured from left to right are: Steve Corbeil, president of TriStar Health, Thomas Herron, president and CEO of TriStar Centennial Medical Center, Michael Dinwiddie, mayor of Spring Hill, Victor Lay, city manager of Spring Hill, Jim Swindle, fire chief of Spring Hill, R. Michael Brewer, M.D., TriStar Medical Group and Spring Hill Physicians, and Tom Foley, Batten & Shaw.
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.
EDITOR'S NOTE: This story was updated on Nov. 16, 2012