March 28, 2023
TriStar Health, part of the HCA Healthcare family of hospitals, is expanding capacity and adding high-acuity services throughout its network of hospitals in the Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky region with an intense focus on quality outcomes and enhanced patient experience. The healthcare network has invested $1 billion in capital improvement projects over the past five years, including several recently-announced projects to increase access across the region. With hospitals ranging from Smyrna to Bowling Green, KY, TriStar Health treats more than one million patients each year.
TriStar Centennial Garden Court
“As the Middle Tennessee area continues to see population growth, TriStar Health remains focused on increasing access to services while providing innovative care,” said Mitch Edgeworth, president of the HCA Healthcare TriStar Division. “We want our patients to feel like they are a part of our family and that we are with them every step of the way during their stay.”
Capital investment highlights include:
- TriStar Centennial completed its Garden Court lobby renovation last fall, the latest project in a five-year, $250 million investment plan, which included a four-floor tower expansion, multi-floor renovation at its Women’s Hospital and new Graduate Medical Education conference and simulation center. TriStar Centennial will also break ground later this year on a $10 million freestanding emergency room in the Bellevue community.
- TriStar Skyline completed its $5.4 million, 12-bed burn ICU in 2022, in addition to expanding its trauma intensive care unit. The projects are part of the hospital’s $100 million in investments over the past five years.
- TriStar Hendersonville is investing $80 million in a 77,000-square-foot hospital expansion project that will add inpatient and intensive care capacity to the Sumner County and surrounding communities. In addition, TriStar Hendersonville is also expanding its Birth Center, surgical services department and emergency room as part of a $136 million investment plan.
- TriStar Summit broke ground on a $64 million tower expansion project in December that will add 120,000-square-feet of space and include additional intensive care unit space. The expansion is expected to be complete by the end of 2024. TriStar Summit is also constructing a new $12 million surgery center in Lebanon as part of more than $100 million in investments for the east Davidson County and Wilson County communities.
TriStar Horizon ICU Construction
Our continuum of care aims to serve our patients where they live, work and play. Additional investments in our comprehensive network of care include a new intensive care unit in Dickson at TriStar Horizon, an extensive surgical services renovation at TriStar Southern Hills in south Nashville, a new wound care center at TriStar StoneCrest in Smyrna, and an additional catheterization lab at TriStar Greenview in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
“When you seek care at a TriStar Health facility, you are opening the door to one of the largest and most comprehensive healthcare providers in the region,” said Edgeworth. “We continue to invest in the highest level of cardiac, trauma, neurology, orthopedics and oncology care at our downtown and north Nashville hospitals while focusing on providing higher acuity services at hospitals in surrounding communities.”
Advancing quality and innovation
As part of its commitment to quality care, hospitals across the TriStar Health system are routinely recognized with numerous quality accolades and high patient safety ratings from The Leapfrog Group and Healthgrades. Part of TriStar Health’s financial commitment includes investing in state-of-the-art equipment, research capabilities and infrastructure that allows physicians and colleagues to elevate the care we provide our patients.
“Our hospitals are making incredible strides in innovation that are truly changing the way healthcare is delivered in our region,” said Edgeworth. “We are committed to ensuring our physicians and colleagues have the resources they need to enhance patient care and service by improving efficiency and offering a more convenient, patient-centric experience that caters to the unique needs of our growing patient population.”
TriStar Horizon ICU Groundbreaking
As part of HCA Healthcare, TriStar Health is part of a learning healthcare system that uses data and research to create innovative tools that improve quality and patient outcomes. Being a part of the largest clinical data management system in the healthcare field provides advanced analytics, such as a robust Enhanced Surgical Recovery (ESR) program that optimizes patient outcomes and reduces the length of stay, and SPOT technology, that allows caregivers to detect and treat sepsis faster, which drive continuous improvement in care for our patients.
Supporting colleagues and our communities
TriStar Health is proud to employ more than 10,000 colleagues across the middle Tennessee region, paying more than $1 billion in salaries, wages and benefits in 2022. The health system engages colleagues by building individual career plans, providing extensive professional development programs and resources, and offering mental health and wellness support for colleagues across all departments.
TriStar Centennial Garden Court
“TriStar Health continues to improve patient and provider experience and position our physicians, nurses and colleagues to better serve the growing healthcare needs of patients who seek our hospitals and our talented physicians for their care,” said Edgeworth. “Our physicians and colleagues are our most valuable asset, and we want to provide them with resources, both personally and professionally, to create unparalleled care experiences for our patients.”
A strong community partner, TriStar Health contributed $126.5 million in taxes last year, significantly contributing to essential services for the communities they serve. In addition, TriStar Health hospitals sponsor community events, volunteer their time and are active members of their local communities.
For more information about services across the Middle Tennessee region, please visit TriStarHealth.com.