UPDATE: Groundbreaking for New Neighborhood Hospital in Blackman Community

Sep 27, 2021 at 11:23 am by WGNS

  MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford will host a groundbreaking ceremony for Tennessee’s first neighborhood hospital on Veterans Parkway.... Read More

Vanderbilt University Medical Center Files for New Certificate of Need to Build Rutherford Co. Hospital

Sep 16, 2021 at 09:45 am by WGNS

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is strengthening its commitment to serve the healthcare needs of the citizens of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County. On Oct. 1, VU.... 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

After difficult health journey, Middle Tennessee woman find strength and friendships in Ascension Saint Thomas Cancer Wellness and Survivorship Program

Aug 10, 2021 at 08:01 pm by WGNS

Amy Lysyczyn, a seasoned Middle Tennessee realtor, experienced a difficult journey leading up to the COVID-19 pandemic. Amy dealt with 7 surgeries, breast cancer removal, and.... 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

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 Ca.... 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

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Announces Two New Board Members

Jul 07, 2021 at 09:18 am by WGNS

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford is pleased to announce that Brady Allen, M.D., and Deborah Roberts will join the hospital’s board of directors. Dr. Allen has been.... 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

Bedford County Officials Charge Man with Four Counts of Attempted First Degree Murder

Jun 07, 2021 at 10:33 am by WGNS

In nearby Bedford County, the Sheriff's Office says they have arrested a man who allegedly fired shots at a car with two adults and two children in it.  Officials said&nb.... Read More

Local Doctors Fight Cancer with Innovative "Hot Chemotherapy" Treatment

Apr 07, 2021 at 11:33 pm by WGNS

Ascension Saint Thomas is pleased to announce that Dr. Jason Barnett and Dr. Michael Stany have become the first gynecological oncologists in Tennessee to perform a type of ch.... Read More

Middle Tennessee Daisy Troop Makes Sweet Stop at Murfreesboro Hospital

Mar 11, 2021 at 02:06 pm by WGNS

Last week, the kind-hearted young ladies of Daisy Troop 3071 delivered Girl Scout cookies and a handmade banner to the frontline heroes at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Ho.... Read More

UPDATE: Missing Person Case in Murfreesboro, TN now CLOSED

Mar 08, 2021 at 12:05 pm by WGNS

A missing person case involving a 47-year old man in Murfreesboro has been closed.On March 1, 2021, Robert Bushman was reported as missing after he allegedly left Saint Thomas.... Read More

How robots are fighting COVID-19 at Tennessee Valley Healthcare System

Feb 26, 2021 at 09:09 am by WGNS

Robots are taking over the fight against COVID-19 and the VA medical center in Murfreesboro already has 5 robots, each wrapped in camouflage.The Tennessee Valley Healthca.... Read More

2020 Physician Awards - Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital

Jan 25, 2021 at 10:05 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro, Tenn. - Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is pleased to recognize its 2020 honorees for outstanding accomplishments in clinical leadership. Dr. Pam Sing.... Read More

Should you get the COVID Vaccine?

Jan 12, 2021 at 09:10 am by Producer

On this mornings show, WGNS explored the question, "Should you get the COVID Vaccine?" Our guest during the first half of the program was Dr. David Sellers with Saint Thomas R.... Read More

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Names New Director of Emergency Department

Jan 11, 2021 at 12:09 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro, TENN. - Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is pleased to introduce Doris Price, DNP, MSN, RN, NE-BC, as its new Director of the Emergency Department.&nbs.... Read More

New Technology at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, $2.75 Million Investment

Dec 15, 2020 at 09:50 am by WGNS

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford has announced the installation of one of its latest technological advancements, the Siemens Artis Q biplane angiography system. The culm.... Read More

Op-ed: Flu vs. COVID-19 - Ascension Saint Thomas

Oct 13, 2020 at 10:38 am by WGNS

Op-Ed by Dr. Greg James Chief Clinical Officer, Ascension Saint Thomas:  Flu season typically begins to ramp up in October which, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic&.... Read More

Murfreesboro Native in the U.S. Army Awarded after Rendering Medical Aid to 94 Soldiers in 8 Days during Mass Casualty in Mojave Desert

Oct 09, 2020 at 10:30 am by WGNS

Murfreesboro, Tennessee native Reed Walker who is enlisted in the U.S. Army, was recently awarded a U.S. Army Achievement Medal during a mass casualty at Fort Irwin in Califor.... Read More