Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford is hosting a "topping out" ceremony on Friday to celebrate as the final steel beam is raised to the top of Tennessee’s first neighborhood hospital in Murfreesboro. Located on Veterans Parkway off Interstate 840 in Murfreesboro's Westlawn community, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Westlawn Hospital is expected to open in early 2023.
President and CEO of Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Gordon Ferguson told WGNS what their new complex will include... This highly anticipated satellite of the main hospital campus will improve access to care for members of Murfreesboro's Westlawn and Blackman communities. Residents of some rural parts of Rutherford County will also benefit from care closer to home.
The 32,000-square foot micro hospital will have eight private inpatient medical beds and an emergency department with eight treatment rooms. Additionally, the facility will offer diagnostic imaging, laboratory services, and outpatient services. Scroll down for video of new Westlawn facility.
PAST NEWS STORIES ON WESTLAWN AND MORE: See previous news stories on the growth of medical care facilities in the Murfreesboro / Westlawn / Blackman areas by CLICKING HERE. For photos captured at the Westlawn groundbreaking event in 2021, CLICK HERE. Westlawn is located at 5127 Veterans Parkway, Murfreesboro, TN 37219.
• To see the original story on Westlawn, as announced in 2020, CLICK HERE.