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Williamson Medical Center expansion plans approved by THSDA

Williamson Medical Center received approval Jan. 23 from the Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency to add surgical suites and an adjoining tower for pediatric services.

CEO Donald Webb said he is excited to embark on this next phase of the planned expansion, which is set to include finalizing architectural designs, a project timeline and ultimately breaking ground later this year.

“Our leadership team is continually looking for ways to expand to meet the growing needs of the communities we serve,” Webb said. “We are so pleased that our application has been granted so that we can move forward with these much-needed additions.”

As previously announced, expansion plans include additional operating rooms and the new tower with a dedicated children’s emergency department, and a pediatric wing slated to include 12 pediatric inpatient beds and four observation beds. The pediatric service line will bear the name Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center.

WMC emergency department staff treat more than 6,000 children annually.

Posted on: 1/24/2013


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