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TriStar Centennial Women's & Children's Hospital Expands Services to Offer Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

April 01, 2013

TriStar Centennial Women's & Children's Hospital Expands Services to Offer Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

Experienced pediatric surgeons join the TriStar Centennial Medical Center Medical Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (April 1, 2013) TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s hospital in Nashville, Tenn., is pleased to announce the addition of pediatric general and thoracic surgery to its children’s services program.

Stephen E. Morrow, M.D., F.A.C.S., and Thomas P. Rauth, M.D., M.P.H, board-certified pediatric surgeons, have joined the TriStar Centennial Medical Center medical staff. The surgeons both most recently served at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville.

“Dr. Morrow and Dr. Rauth bring an essential combination of experience and compassion to our growing children’s program,” said Jeffrey Guy, M.D., chief medical officer, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s. “Their expertise in the surgical care of infants, children, and adolescents will be essential as we continue to expand the pediatric services available to children and parents in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky.”

Pediatric surgeons are general surgeons who are specially trained to meet the surgical needs of children, from premature newborns to adolescents. Dr. Morrow and Dr. Rauth work closely with Women’s & Children’s hospital’s team of experienced, in-house pediatricians, pediatric critical care physicians, and pediatric-trained nurses to provide comprehensive, patient-centered surgical care.


Morrow received his medical degree from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, in Bethesda, Md. After completing a residency in general surgery at the Naval Regional Medical Center in San Diego, he completed a research fellowship with the Division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Chapel Hill School of Medicine in Chapel Hill, N.C., and then a pediatric surgery fellowship at Children’s Mercy Hospital at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri. Morrow served in numerous roles with the U.S. Navy, including chief of pediatric surgery of National Naval Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center, also in Bethesda.

Dr. Thomas P. Rauth, Pediatric Surgeon, TriStar Centennial Women's & Children'sRauth received his medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, where he then completed residencies in research, general surgery, and pediatric surgery. Since 2002, Rauth has served as a resident physician in general surgery and, most recently, pediatric surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Morrow and Rauth, who practice with Nashville Pediatric Surgery, are seeing patients in the TriStar Medical Park medical office building on the TriStar Centennial Medical Campus in Nashville. Their office is located at 330 23rd Avenue North, Suite 350, Nashville, TN 37203.

For more information about children’s services, including pediatric surgery, visit TriStarHealth.com and select TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s or call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919.

Celebrating 45 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 provides 24-hour emergency care for nearby Spring Hill, Tenn., and surrounding communities. 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.