Nashville's Saint Thomas begins renovation project

August 1, 2013


Saint Thomas Hospital of Nashville, Tenn., has started a four-year, $110 million renovation project that will add a six-story inpatient tower to the campus. Administrators said the project will improve critical care and surgical services.

The construction will expand and upgrade critical care rooms and operating rooms. Saint Thomas' bed count will remain at 541.

The hospital also is changing its name, as are the other four hospitals that are part of Nashville's Saint Thomas Health. System administrators said to better reflect that Saint Thomas Health's facilities are united under a common mission, and to show the scope of the organization, they are renaming the hospitals:

  • Saint Thomas Hospital to Saint Thomas West Hospital
  • Baptist Hospital to Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
  • Middle Tennessee Medical Center to Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
  • Hickman Community Hospital to Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital
  • The Hospital for Spinal Surgery to Saint Thomas Hospital for Spinal Surgery

The system also is making leadership changes: Dawn Rudolph, president and chief executive of Saint Thomas West Hospital, will become chief experience officer for Saint Thomas Health; and Bernie Sherry, president and chief executive of Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, will become president and chief executive of Nashville Inpatient Operations for Saint Thomas Health.

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