(NASHVILLE) On Wednesday afternoon (12/15/2021) the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency approved Vanderbilt University Medical Center's request to build a 42-bed hospital on Veterans Parkway near I-840 in Murfreesboro.
Projected cost for the facility is $144,276,600.
A similar application for a proposed Vanderbilt Rutherford Hospital was considered by the agency in August 2020, but was denied due to opposition from Saint Thomas Rutherford, StoneCrest Medical Center and Williamson Medical Center.
The contested application was approved by the state agency with a vote of 5 in favor and 1 opposing.
Copy of Agenda
The final issue on the agenda for December 15, 2021 dealt with the request from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Vanderbilt Rutherford Hospital, Murfreesboro (Rutherford County), TN – CN2109-026 The establishment of a 42-bed full-service acute care hospital to be located at an unaddressed site on Veterans Parkway in the southeastern quadrant of the intersection of Veterans Parkway and S.R. 840 in Murfreesboro (Rutherford County), TN 37218. The project also seeks to initiate cardiac catheterization services. The proposed service area consists of Rutherford County. The applicant is owned by Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The estimated project cost is $144,276,600.
OPPOSITION: Advanced Health/Premier Radiology, St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital, St. Thomas Stones River Hospital, Tennessee Oncology Associates, The Surgical Clinic, TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, Unity Medical Center, United Surgical Partners International, Williamson Medical Center, Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford, Ascension St. Thomas, Middle TN Emergency Physicians, Pediatrix Neonatology, Ascension St. Thomas Heart Lebanon, Ascension St. Thomas Heart Rutherford, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and several non-health providers.