Healthcare & Hospitals in Williamson County, TN
With medical services offered by local providers and some of Nashville's biggest names in the industry, Williamson County is a regional hub for excellent health care.
Serving its first patients in 1958, Williamson Medical Center offers inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour emergency care, preventive health screenings and wellness activities. Its outpatient imaging center, located at the northeast corner of the hospital campus in Franklin, offers the latest technological advances, including bone-density scanning, ultrasound, X-ray services and digital mammography.
A 500-space parking garage opened in December 2008 for easy access to WMC's six-story tower. Outpatient services are on the tower's ground level, and the first floor is occupied by Williamson Surgery Center. Physician practices are on the other four floors. Advanced procedures such as MRI, breast MRI and nuclear medicine are offered on the main campus of WMC. With more than 150 active physicians and more than 500 doctors on its medical staff, WMC offers services in 53 specialties and subspecialties. While WMC is county-owned, the hospital doesn't require local tax dollars to operate.
Nashville's renowned Vanderbilt Medical Center also offers a healthy range of services throughout Williamson County. The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the Vanderbilt Eye Institute have Williamson County locations. Saint Thomas Health Services of Nashville operates Saint Thomas Heart, a cardiac center, in Franklin on Carothers Parkway. Saint Thomas is the leading faith-based health care system in Tennessee, with four hospitals including Saint Thomas and Baptist Hospitals in Nashville, Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro and Hickman Community Hospital in Centerville. In September 2009, Saint Thomas' Baptist Sports Medicine division opened a new 4,500-square-foot outpatient rehabilitation clinic on International Drive in Franklin. The clinic offers sports/orthopedic rehabilitation, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, vestibular rehabilitation and women's health rehabilitation.
NHC Place at Cool Springs, a senior-care community that opened in 2004, is also expanding from 43 assisted-living apartments to between 90 and 95 units to keep up with demand. NHC Place was Williamson County's first multi-specialty campus for senior adults, offering assisted living, long-term care, rehabilitation and palliative care.
Easy access to non-urgent health care is available at Take Care Clinics in two Franklin Walgreen's locations or at the Vanderbilt walk-in clinic located near downtown Franklin. The Little Clinic also offers walk-in care at the Kroger on Columbia Avenue in Franklin and in Thompson's Station.