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 Emergency and Trauma Center at UT Medical Center is the region's Level 1 Trauma Center for adults and children and serves as the tertiary referral center for medical care in East Tennessee, serving Know County and 21 surrounding counties.
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.