Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital Celebrates Milestone Anniversary

Over the past five years, Vanderbilt Health has extended its services deeper into the community to provide quality care in more convenient settings.

One of those places is Wilson County, where Vanderbilt Health has 11 locations, including Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH). The hospital recently celebrated 45 years of service and their fifth year as Vanderbilt Health.

C. Wright Pinson, MBA, MD, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Chief Health System Officer and VWCH president Scott McCarver presented a State of the Hospital address to the Lebanon Wilson County Chamber of Commerce on May 23.

“We saw the need to reach out beyond where we were,” Pinson said in his remarks. “We were doing fine as an academic medical center—and had been doing fine for a century and a half—but the fact of the matter is, people don’t like to come to downtown Nashville and that busy campus unless they have to. Most people would prefer to get their primary care within 15 minutes of where they live, and their secondary care as close as they can to home. And, we also figured out that people would prefer being in a hospital close to their home than to come to downtown Nashville.”

Since becoming part of VUMC in 2019, the growth has been evident: VWCH's emergency room visits have increased 26%, deliveries are up 42%, and 46% more surgeries are being performed.

VWCH has also been honored for patient safety excellence. The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit that monitors patient safety in hospitals, named VWCH as a Top General Hospital for 2023. The nonprofit also awarded it an “A” Hospital Safety Grade for putting systems in place to prevent medical errors and ensure higher-quality care and lower infection rates. 

Read more about Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital's milestone anniversary at this link.