Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Hit's Milestone: 1000 Surgeries Completed in May

Jun 21, 2023 at 09:58 am by WGNS News

MURFREESBORO, TN - Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is proud to announce they completed 1,000 successful surgeries in May, setting the record for the highest number of surgeries performed in a single month. 

The hospital's comprehensive range of surgical specialties includes but is not limited to orthopedics, neurosurgery, cardiovascular surgery, and minimally invasive procedures. Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital’s state-of-the-art technology has enabled the surgical team to deliver exceptional outcomes for their patients.


"Completing 1,000 surgeries in a single month is an incredible accomplishment that highlights the dedication and skill of our exceptional surgical staff,” said Gordon Ferguson, president and CEO of Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital. “Our goal has always been to provide compassionate care while delivering exceptional surgical outcomes, and we are thrilled to celebrate this achievement."

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford has carried out a mission to serve all people needing care in Rutherford County and its surrounding region for 96 years. With longstanding community support over those years, the hospital has grown and continues to reinvest in appropriate and needed services. 

The Medical Center Parkway campus has served thousands upon thousands of patients of all ages and from all backgrounds. As an example, in 2021 the hospital provided care to those who could not afford treatment – to the tune of $52-million.

Approximately $110-million in expansion investments at the Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford campus are underway and set for completion in 2024. In addition to the ongoing changes at the Medical Center Parkway location, this year marked the beginning of a new era in truly localized care. This past March, Ascension opened the brand new Westlawn campus in the Blackman area. The hospital, which includes an emergency room, sits along Veterans Parkway near I-840. The new campus is the first neighborhood hospital in Tennessee.

More Information - Ascension Saint Thomas operates 12 hospital campuses in Tennessee in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 45-county area and employ more than 8,500 associates. Across the state, Ascension Saint Thomas provided more than $180 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2022. The health system has a 125-year history in Tennessee. Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable, through its more than 2,600 sites of care in 19 states and the District of Columbia.

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