POSITIVE: After Middle Tennesse Man faces Triple By-Pass Surgery and Multiple Stents, Ascension Saint Thomas Doctors find an Alternative Procedure called Brachytherapy

Sep 08, 2021 at 12:16 pm by WGNS

When Andy Plank, 57, started having chest pain in early 2002, he knew he couldn't wait. “I went to Ascension Saint Thomas West ER immediately,” Andy said. Andy has.... Read More

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society travel funds open for Rutherford County

Sep 07, 2021 at 06:40 am by WGNS

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society recently announced the creation of the Susan Lang Pay It Forward Patient Travel Assistance Program for blood cancer patients who reside in&.... Read More

UPDATE: Tennessee now has some of the HIGHEST COVID-19 Numbers, when compared to other states in the U.S.

Sep 03, 2021 at 12:14 pm by WGNS

Tennessee has quickly moved into the number one spot for the spread of COVID.Current numbers show that out of every 100-thousand Tennesseans, 15.586 people are infected w.... Read More

UPDATE: Special Kids "Virtual" Banquet to feature Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton as guest speaker

Aug 20, 2021 at 12:30 pm by WGNS

The community is invited to #DreamBig at the "Virtual" 2021 Special Kids Banquet this month, featuring Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton! As a humanit.... Read More

Vanderbilt Dept. of Health Policy COVID-19 Report

Aug 19, 2021 at 11:45 am by WGNS

Report from Vanderbilt University: With the emergence of the Delta variant this summer, hospitalizations and serious illness associated with COVID-19 have increased in Tenness.... Read More

UPDATE: Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Continues to Prepare for New Program to Allow for Open Heart Surgeries in Murfreesboro

Aug 11, 2021 at 02:20 pm by WGNS

The organization of a new heart surgery center is underway now in Murfreesboro. If everything continues to go as planned, a finely tuned team of doctors, nurses and surgeons.... Read More

UPDATE: Wearing a Mask on the MTSU Campus Now Required

Aug 09, 2021 at 11:11 am by WGNS

MTSU President Dr. Sidney McPhee says that masks will be required on the University Campus.In less than two weeks, students will be returning to begin their Fall semester. McP.... Read More

Routine Checkups are urged for Tennessee kids as School Starts

Aug 05, 2021 at 01:15 pm by WGNS

Parents should catch their kids up on missed doctor visits – and in some cases, vaccinations – to protect themselves and their communities before they return to sc.... Read More

MEDICAL: Heart disease likely to remain #1 killer in U.S. indefinitely due to long-term COVID-19 impact

Aug 05, 2021 at 10:00 am by WGNS

Heart disease and stroke continue to kill more people in the U.S. than any other cause, despite, and likely even due to, the impact of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic last year,.... Read More

Surgery Center To Open in Murfreesboro’s New Salem Corridor

Aug 03, 2021 at 02:56 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, United Surgical Partners International (USPI) and physician partners will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the.... Read More
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Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Nurses Throw Birthday Party for Patient’s 1-Year-Old Son

Aug 02, 2021 at 10:13 am by WGNS

Sometimes things happen that are beyond your control, and you have to make the best of the situation. Patrick Regg, a patient at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, found himse.... Read More

Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital CEO Joins WGNS On Air Tuesday

Jul 13, 2021 at 09:13 am by Producer

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford President and CEO Gordon B. Ferguson was our guest on The Action Line Tuesday morning. Some of the items that were discussed included: -.... Read More

Aladdin Temp-Rite makes generous donation to the Tennessee Fisher House Foundation Inc.

Jul 12, 2021 at 04:15 pm by WGNS

Nate Jackson, President and Joshua White, Tech Service Specialist (a Veteran) of Aladdin Temp-Rite located in Hendersonville, Tennessee recently presented to Tennessee Fisher.... Read More

Free Health Fair and Food Distribution at Patterson Park in Murfreesboro on July 17th

Jun 25, 2021 at 11:05 am by WGNS

(Murfreesboro, TN) - Healthy Tennessee, a non-profit organization founded by Vanderbilt orthopedic trauma surgeon Dr. Manny Sethi is hosting a free health fair on Saturda.... Read More

St. Thomas Rutherford Requesting Cardiac Surgery Program

Jun 22, 2021 at 12:29 pm by WGNS

(MURFREESBORO)  With the growth in Rutherford County along with the people living in the contiguous counties who depend on the medical services here, Ascension St. Thomas.... Read More

Meet the Poodle Bringing Joy to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Patients

Jun 08, 2021 at 03:31 pm by WGNS

An innovative pet therapy program launched last week at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford with Magnolia Grace, a sweet three-year-old poodle nicknamed Maggie.  &n.... Read More

Primary Care and Hope Clinic Breaks Ground in Smyrna

Jun 02, 2021 at 12:24 pm by WGNS

SMYRNA – The Primary Care and Hope Clinic has broken ground on a $6.6 million health care clinic to be located at 500 Spc Neal Mitchell Place across from the Nissan Asse.... Read More

Preventing Colon Cancer, the Third Most Common Cancer in America

Jun 02, 2021 at 09:11 am by WGNS

The topic of cancer has received less publicity since the start of the COVID Pandemic, largely due to the fact that COVID-19 hit areas like Rutherford County so quickly. At th.... Read More

Medical Marijuana Inches Closer to Reality in the Volunteer State

May 11, 2021 at 10:15 am by WGNS

Before adjourning last week, the Tennessee General Assembly approved legislation creating the Tennessee Medical Cannabis Commission. The commission will serve as a nonpartisan.... Read More

Special Kids Seeks New "Nurse Manager"

Mar 29, 2021 at 10:16 am by WGNS

The Special Kids campus is now looking to fill one of their most critical leadership positions, the non-profit is searching to hire a new "nurse manager" to oversee the n.... Read More