UPDATE: Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Prepares for New Cardiac Surgery Program - Approximately 25 New Jobs to be Created

Jul 14, 2021 at 04:27 pm by WGNS

With the official green-light from the proper regulatory boards, administrators at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital have begun orchestrating what will be a state-of-the-art Cardiac Surgery Program.

This will be the first of its kind in the Murfreesboro area. In fact, outside of Nashville – the closest city to offer a similar surgery program that allows for open-heart surgery is in Chattanooga.

Saint Thomas Rutherford CEO Gordon B. Ferguson told WGNS NEWS one of the first steps in setting up this new addition will be…

After surgeons are selected, the next step will be...

About 25-new jobs will be created.

The new heart focused surgery program should be ready for patients in about one and a half years. It will be based on the second floor of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, located on Medical Center Parkway in Murfreesboro.


More Details: Ascension Saint Thomas Heart Chief of Cardiac Surgery Evelio Rodriguez, MD, noted,  “Currently there is not a cardiac surgery program to serve the growing communities between Murfreesboro and Chattanooga. Ascension Saint Thomas Heart physicians are committed to building a cardiac surgery program that will provide the community with an excellent option for care.”  

A cross-section of state and local elected officials, ministers, individuals representing area medical and financial groups and other citizens filed support for the hospital’s request. CLICK HERE to see the letters



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