VUMC Announces Plan to Expand Into Shelbyville and Tullahoma

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) recently announced plans to purchase Tennova Healthcare-Shelbyville and Tennova Healthcare-Harton hospitals from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems Inc. (CHS). VUMC will also acquire minority ownership in CHS’s Tennova Healthcare-Clarksville hospital.

The partnership between Tennova Healthcare-Clarksville and VUMC is expected to create new opportunities to expand local medical resources for Clarksville, Montgomery County, and the surrounding region. Already, Tennova Healthcare-Clarksville and VUMC collaborate on oncology and neonatal intensive care in the community.              

Through the acquisition of these hospitals, VUMC significantly increases its presence across Middle Tennessee with facilities and services now located in Bedford, Coffee, Davidson, Montgomery, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties. Currently under construction in Hendersonville is a 31,000-square-foot facility that will offer adult outpatient specialty care and limited pediatric specialty care for Sumner County.

In 2019, VUMC acquired Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon, a 274-bed hospital in Lebanon, Tennessee, now called Vanderbilt Health Wilson County. In December of that year, VUMC opened the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt Surgery and Clinics in Rutherford County.

“We are continuing to strengthen our presence across Middle Tennessee so that we can fulfill the Medical Center’s mission to advance the health and well-being of the region we serve. As we have in other counties, we are making a significant commitment to the citizens of these communities and look forward to working together toward this important goal with our new colleagues at these hospitals and clinics,” said Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of VUMC and Dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. 

To learn more about the acquisition, read the VUMC Reporter article.