|TriStar Summit to expand inpatient services for stroke rehab and total joints|
|Tuesday, July 30, 2013|
The State of Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency (HSDA) has approved a $5 million dollar Certificate of Need (CON) for TriStar Summit Medical Center to convert 20 of its existing inpatient beds to specialized patient care units focusing on stroke rehabilitation and total knee and hip replacement.
“This is a victory for the citizens of Davidson, Wilson and surrounding counties,” said hospital CEO Jeff Whitehorn. “As a healthcare leader, we are pleased to expand our state-of-the-art inpatient stroke rehab and total joint services close to where people live.”
The HSDA looks at three things when evaluating a CON application – the need for the service in the area, economic feasibility and the contribution to the orderly development of adequate and effective health care facilities and/or services.
The agency received numerous support letters from physicians, community leaders and citizens in support of adding the additional services, and the agency heard testimony in support from several physicians, skilled nursing facilities and patient testimonials.
TriStar Summit Medical Center is a 188 private bed regional medical center serving the residents of Davidson, Wilson and surrounding counties.
TriStar Summit offers a full range of services including emergency, medical, surgical, obstetric, oncology, psychiatric and diagnostic services.
With the latest advances in technology, including the area’s first hospital based 64-slice CT scanner, TriStar Summit is committed to providing quality healthcare to the communities it serves.
For more information, visit TriStarHealth.com or call 615-316-3000.