The Nashville Campus for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) was created through a partnership between the University and Ascension Saint Thomas (AST). The Nashville campus spans Middle Tennessee, providing education and training for medical students, residents, and fellows in a variety of specialties. The Nashville campus also offers research collaboration, graduate dental education, and health professions education.
UTHSC values excellence, caring, respect, health equity, integrity, diversity, and knowledge. As the flagship statewide, public, academic health system, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 6,000 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, UTHSC contributes more than $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.
Founded in 1911, The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s main campus is located in Memphis and comprises six colleges – Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy. Additionally, UTHSC has campuses in Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville. Statewide, UTHSC educates more than 3,000 students and trains more than 1,300 residents and fellows in 87 ACGME programs. To learn more, visit www.uthsc.edu.
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Ascension Saint Thomas is a ministry of Tennessee acute care hospitals, medical practices, and market partnerships united by a single mission: to provide spiritually centered, holistic care that sustains and improves the health of the communities we serve. Comprised of nine acute care facilities, one of the region’s largest medical groups and a vast network of health and wellness partnerships, Ascension Saint Thomas is the only faith-based, non-profit health system in Middle Tennessee, serving as the area’s low-cost, high quality care provider.
Acute care facilities include Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown (Nashville), Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital West (Nashville), Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford (Murfreesboro), Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery (Nashville), Ascension Saint Thomas Hickman (Centerville), Ascension Saint Thomas DeKalb (Smithville), Ascension Saint Thomas Highlands (Sparta), Ascension Saint Thomas River Park (McMinnville), and Ascension Saint Thomas Stones River (Woodbury).
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Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. In FY2020, Ascension provided $2.4 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs. Ascension includes more than 160,000 associates and 40,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 150 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 20 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including clinical and network services, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.
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Ascension Medical Group is Ascension’s national medical group. With 1,900 sites of care across 20 states and the District of Columbia and 9,000 providers strong, Ascension Medical Group provides opportunities to collaborate and share best practices with professional colleagues all over the country. Physicians’ practices are supported by a robust practice management platform, proven administrative and revenue cycle management services and some of the most current and physician-friendly EHRs on the market. This community of like-minded healthcare professionals is focused on delivering exceptional health outcomes, an exceptional experience for the people we serve, and an exceptional experience for providers, at an affordable cost.