Vanderbilt Health Extends Its Regional Reach

Vanderbilt Health includes 1,741 licensed hospital beds across seven hospitals, anchored by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) in Nashville. But you don’t have to travel to downtown Nashville to get care from Vanderbilt Health—it’s now available closer to home. 

In addition to VUMC, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital, and Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital in Nashville, Vanderbilt Health has three regional hospitals providing both general and specialty care:

  • Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital, Lebanon

    Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital, Shelbyville 

  • Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital, Tullahoma

These hospitals—plus more than 180 clinics across Tennessee and neighboring states—are staffed by nearly 40,000 nurses, physicians, researchers and trainees, making it the largest non-government employer in Middle Tennessee.

Growth in Wilson County

Today Vanderbilt Health has 11 locations in Wilson County, including Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH). The hospital recently celebrated 45 years of service and their fifth as Vanderbilt Health. 

Since becoming part of VUMC in 2019, emergency room visits have increased 26%, deliveries are up 42%, and 46% more surgeries are being performed. Recently, VWCH was ranked as one of the top 35 general hospitals in the United States.

Quality Achievements in Bedford and Coffee Counties

Vanderbilt Bedford Hospital and Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital were recently awarded four out of five stars for overall hospital quality by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This is part of continuous improvement to the hospitals’ quality and best practices measures following their acquisition by Vanderbilt Health in 2021.

Oncology Care in Cookeville

VUMC recently entered into an agreement to provide oncology care at Cookeville Regional Medical Center Cancer Center. Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center’s medical oncologists, radiation oncologists and advanced practice nurses will be Cookeville Regional’s exclusive providers of cancer services. 

“This is a win-win for Cookeville Regional and Vanderbilt-Ingram,” said Buffy Key, CEO at CRMC. “We know that we have a fantastic cancer center right here, close to home that has been serving our area for many years. Our community needs to continue receiving comprehensive cancer care without the need to travel.”

Learn more about the collaboration here.

Wider Impact Through Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network

Through the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, VUMC works with more than 60 hospitals and 5,000 clinicians across Tennessee and five neighboring states to share best practices and bring value-driven and cost-effective health care to the Mid-South.

It’s all part of Vanderbilt Health’s commitment to growth and improvement, designed to make it easier for patients to find the care they need.