TriStar Centennial September 27, 2012

Specialized staff will care for critically ill children in new unit

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (September 27, 2012) – TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s hospital will soon have a new pediatric intensive care unit (PICU), expanding healthcare options available for children under the age of 18.

“We are very excited to announce that our pediatric services available for children in Nashville and Middle Tennessee will be greatly enhanced with the addition of a PICU this October,” said Joann Ettien, administrator of TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s hospital in Nashville, Tenn. “The addition of this new unit means parents with critically ill children requiring a higher level of medical care can receive the same quality, compassionate care they trust us to provide for so many other services.”

The new 10-bed unit will be staffed 24/7 by board-certified pediatric intensivists and specialty-trained nurses, all of whom specialize in providing care for young patients with severe or potentially life-threatening medical conditions. A team of multi-disciplinary pediatric specialists will work together to develop and provide a patient treatment plan based on each child’s unique condition. The PICU will have industry-leading technology designed for treating infants, children, and teenagers.

“Adding an intensive care unit specifically for children means families and physicians can rest assured that Women’s & Children’s hospital can provide the full continuum of care in a single location, from labor and delivery to routine and critical care and then through recovery,” explained Jeffrey Guy, M.D., chief medical offer of the pediatric program at TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s. “Our pediatric critical care program was designed to combine an experienced team of specialized physicians who have the highest level of training available to care for very sick children with a comfortable, compassionate environment for young patients and their family members.”

For more information on women’s and children’s services offered at TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s hospital and by TriStar Health, visit and select TriStar Centennial or call 616-342-1919.

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 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 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, call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919 or (800) 242-5662, or visit and choose TriStar Centennial Medical Center. TriStar Centennial Medical Center is located at 2300 Patterson Street in Nashville.

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