UTHSC - Nashville emergency medicine residents in Murfreesboro will spend the most of their time at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital (STRH). STRH opened its doors in 2010 as a new, $268 million, state-of-the art facility with 286 beds and remains the only hospital in the town of Murfreesboro.
STRH is part of Saint Thomas Health's regional health system. This system is composed of four hospitals in addition to STRH: Saint Thomas Hickman in Centerville, the Saint Thomas Hospital for Spinal Surgery in Nashville, Saint Thomas Midtown, and Saint Thomas West. Saint Thomas Health is a part of the largest non-profit health system in the nation – Ascension Health.
In order to provide a more diverse critical care experience, residents will spend a month in the pediatric ICU at the Children's Hospital at Erlanger Medical Center, a comprehensive regional pediatric center.
The Trauma rotation will take place at ROH, an academic medical center in Memphis. ROH is the only Level I trauma center within 150 miles of Memphis. The Elvis Presley Memorial Trauma Center at ROH is one of the most active trauma centers in the nation, with over 4,500 admissions annually.
The Cardiac Critical Care Unit rotation will take place at Saint Thomas West Hospital, a 541 bed hospital in Nashville with 40 critical care beds. The Saint Thomas West Hospital is recognized as having one of the top cardiac programs in the country.