Vanderbilt Medical Center ready to move forward with 42-bed Blackman hospital - Veterans Pkwy. / I-840 becoming a mini medical corridor

May 11, 2022 at 02:46 pm by WGNS

(Rutherford County, Tenn.) - The Blackman area along Veterans Parkway near I-840 is quickly becoming a smaller version of Medical Center Parkway or a mini medical corridor. La.... Read More

Rutherford County Man Suffers Stroke and Arrives at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford ER Just in Time

May 08, 2022 at 02:59 pm by WGNS

It was 1:15 a.m. on January 17th, 2022, when Michael, 58, woke up from his sleep feeling strange. “My arm felt like it was asleep,” said Michael. “I tried to.... Read More

Tennessee Valley Healthcare System Pilots VHA-Uber Health Connect for Veteran Transportation

May 06, 2022 at 02:04 pm by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — VA Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS) is piloting a new Veterans Health Administration (VHA)-Uber Health Connect program, offering supp.... Read More
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Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford celebrated 95-years of serving Rutherford County and Nearby Communities

May 04, 2022 at 06:15 am by WGNS

UPDATED: Additional photos added from the 95th celebration held in Murfreesboro. Click the above photo to see the entire slideshow. (MURFREESBORO, TN) Ascension Saint Tho.... Read More

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Received the Tennessee Department of Health BEST Award for Efforts to Decrease Infant Mortality

Apr 27, 2022 at 06:40 pm by WGNS

In 2020, more than 6 out of every 1,000 infants in Tennessee did not make it to their first birthday. In an effort to save lives, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford has partner.... Read More

Local Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital a Leader in "Digestion" Technology to Minimize Hospital Food Waste

Apr 26, 2022 at 09:40 pm by WGNS

Murfreesboro, Tenn. - Ascension Saint Thomas is excited to participate in Stop Food Waste Day, an international campaign seeking to combat food waste with an annual flagship a.... Read More

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Celebrates 95th Anniversary

Apr 12, 2022 at 09:05 am by Producer

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford celebrates its 95th Anniversary. President and CEO Gordon Ferguson share highlights of those years of service that began in 1927 with the Rut.... Read More

TwosDay Baby born in Murfreesboro on 2/22/22

Feb 22, 2022 at 07:19 pm by WGNS

On Tuesday, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro welcomed the SECOND baby born on February 22nd of 2022.Elizabeth Hope Allen, who is affectionately cal.... Read More

Medical News: TrustPoint Hospital Announces New Director of Nursing

Feb 14, 2022 at 07:35 am by WGNS

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.  — TrustPoint Hospital, one of middle Tennessee’s leading behavioral health treatment centers, has named Stephanie Rezac, BSN, CRRN, CWS as its.... Read More
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A Reminder to be Thankful This Thanksgiving comes easy for Mark Lively - after his COVID Journey and Recovery at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford

Nov 23, 2021 at 07:12 am by WGNS

UPDATED Reminder to Give Thanks This Thanksgiving - Click the above photo of former patient Mark Lively for more pictures - In the spirit of Thanksgiving, former Ascensio.... Read More

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