TriStar Centennial June 23, 2011

Parthenon Pavilion 40th AnniversaryNashville, TN (June, 23 2011) - Parthenon Pavilion at Centennial Medical Center celebrated 40 years of service to the community today. Founded by Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr. in 1971, Parthenon Pavilion is the oldest and largest private psychiatric hospital in Middle Tennessee. Parthenon Pavilion began as a unit in Park View Hospital and was HCA’s second psychiatric hospital.

“As we celebrate our long tradition of delivering help and hope for those in our community, we look forward to many more years of providing a full continuum of mental health and medical services to treat the whole person,” said Micki Slingerland, Chief Operating Officer of Centennial Medical Center. “Above all else, we hope to continue to be a behavioral health facility where patients come not only to be cared for, but to be cared about.”

Since 1990, Parthenon Pavilion has served over 74,000 people. In addition to inpatient treatment, the hospital provides 24-hour emergency assistance, assessment, crisis intervention, referral, and educational programs through the Community Assessment Program and the Community Education Team. The Community Assessment Program (CAPs) provides consultation services and satellite offices at Centennial Medical Center, Southern Hills Medical Center, and StoneCrest Medical Center. The Community Education Team offers inservices and workshops about mental health issues free of charge to community groups and organizations.

Parthenon Pavilion at Centennial Medical Center is the oldest and largest private psychiatric facility in Middle Tennessee. As the only psychiatric hospital in the state connected to a tertiary medical center, Parthenon Pavilion is able to provide a full continuum of behavioral health and medical services.

Centennial Medical Center, part of TriStar Health System, is a 685-bed tertiary facility that has been accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. This year, Centennial Medical Center was named one of the country’s 100 Top Hospitals in cardiovascular, stroke, orthopedics, and breast cancer management consecutively, an honor received by less than 1% of hospitals nationwide. For more information, call TriStar Medline at 342-1919.

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