Ascension Saint Thomas Heart for Healing

Dr. Mark Akins, General Surgery

Jun 01, 2023 at 12:05 am by WGNS

Dr. Mark Akins, a local surgeon, is this month's HEART FOR HEALING honoree. A listener writes, "I was in excruciating pain. From my first meeting with Dr. Akins, I was im.... Read More

Dr. Zane Cooke, family medicine

May 01, 2023 at 12:02 am by WGNS

A listener writes, "My wife and I moved here during the early part of the pandemic and needed a family physician to check some bronchial issues I had as a child. A neighbor re.... Read More

Amy Hodgin, Ascension St. Thomas Pharmacy Operations Manager

Apr 01, 2023 at 12:03 am by WGNS

Dr. Amy Hodgin is a Doctor of Pharmacy at Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital. She is the pharmacy operations manager at the local hospital. Amy is highly thought of by a.... Read More

Vickie Gatlin, NP at Middle TN Center for Lung Disease

Mar 01, 2023 at 07:33 am by WGNS

The Ascension St. Thomas Rutherford Heart for Healing honoree is Nurse Practitioner Vickie Gatlin at the Middle Tennessee Center for Lung Disease.  A listener writes, "I.... Read More

Dr. Thomas Walsh, OD, family medicine

Feb 01, 2023 at 12:01 am by WGNS

Dr. Thomas Walsh is the Ascension St. Thomas Heart for Healing honoree.  A listener writes, “I moved here a couple of years ago and a neighbor recommended.... Read More

Dr. Theodore Shepard, Urologist

Jan 01, 2023 at 12:03 am by WGNS

Local Urologist Theodore Shepard is this month’s HEART FOR HEALING honoree. Dr. Shepard has just retired and a listener writes, “Five years ago I experienced my li.... Read More

Dr. Aaron Ward, pediatrician

Dec 01, 2022 at 12:01 am by WGNS

This month’s Heart for Healing nominee specializes in pediatrics. Dr. Aaron Ward is getting the praises from a mother who moved to Murfreesboro about a year ago. She sai.... Read More

Dr. Jason Barnett, Gynecologic Oncology

Nov 01, 2022 at 12:01 am by WGNS

Dr. Jason Barnett is the Heart for Healing honoree. A listener writes, "To put it simply, because of the growth in my stomach, I was scared. Dr. Barnett's incredible bedside m.... Read More

Dr. Roderick Vaughan, TOA

Oct 01, 2022 at 12:02 am by WGNS

Dr. Roderick Vaughan at Tennessee Orthopedic Alliance is our HEART FOR HEALING recipient. A listener writes, "My primary physician recommended Dr. Vaughan to correct a trigger.... Read More

Dr. George Hopkins, Internal Medicine

Sep 01, 2022 at 12:02 am by WGNS

Dr. George Hopkins is our HEART FOR HEALING honoree. A listener writes that Dr. Hopkins has helped her family through the pandemic. At a time when change has become a way of l.... Read More

Dr. Patricia Scott, Tennessee Maternal Fetal Medicine

Jul 22, 2022 at 11:30 am by WGNS

A listener writes, “Dr. Patricia Scott in the DePaul Building saved the day with my two pregnancies. I was very nauseous and having a really rough time—Dr. Scott&r.... Read More

Leigh Ann Williams, certified Nursing Assistant Leigh Ann Wiliams at Viviant HealthCare

Jul 01, 2022 at 12:02 am by WGNS

Leigh Ann Williams is a certified nursing assistant.  A listener told us, "My mother passed away recently and I wanted to especially thank Nursing Assistant Williams for.... Read More

Dr. Melvin Williams, Podiatrist

May 01, 2022 at 12:03 am by WGNS

Dr. Melvin Williams is the May HEART FOR HEALING honoree. A listener said, "He is a podiatrist and was recommended by my family physician. Our family was going on a cruise, an.... Read More

Kayla Fetzer, RN

Apr 01, 2022 at 12:02 am by WGNS

Kayla Fetzer, a registered nurse at Ascension St. Thomas Hospital, is our Heart for Healing recipient. A patient wrote that "Nurse Fetzer consistently went out of her way, abo.... Read More

Dr. Hady Lichaa, cardiologist

Mar 01, 2022 at 12:02 am by WGNS

Last summer, my wife and I moved a thousand miles to be with my daughter here in Murfreesboro. I have a history of heart disease and had a triple bypass a few years ago..... Read More

Dr. Shelly Lewis, obstetrician-gynecologist

Feb 01, 2022 at 12:04 am by WGNS

Dr. Shelly Lewis with Women’s Health Specialists is our February HEART FOR HEALING honoree. I was pregnant and needed an obstetrician. A friend highly recommended Dr. Le.... Read More

Gordon Ferguson, President & CEO

Jan 01, 2022 at 08:01 am by WGNS

One person who definitely has a "heart for healing", and one who has never been honored is GORDON FERGUSON.  He is the president and CEO of Ascension.... Read More

Stephen A. Rich, MD

Dec 01, 2021 at 12:03 am by WGNS

Local surgeon Stephen A. Rich is our HEART FOR HEALING recipient. The patient said, “I had been having gallbladder problems, and on my first visit to see Dr. Rich—.... Read More

Dr. Wanda Cade, pediatrician

Nov 01, 2021 at 12:07 am by WGNS

A mother nominated local pediatrician Dr. Wanda Cade to be the November HEART FOR HEALING recipient. She said, "I really appreciate Dr. Cade's caring and understanding attitud.... Read More

Oncologist Peter Gordon Robertson, MD

Oct 01, 2021 at 12:01 am by WGNS

Oncologist Peter Gordon Robertson is our HEART FOR HEALING recipient. A listener writes, “I’m in my mid 60s and was having periods of light headedness after workin.... Read More