Tennessee health system transitions orthopedics to single hospital: 4 details

Written by Mackenzie Garrity | January 04, 2019 | Print  |

West Tennessee Healthcare in Jackson will divert its orthopedic services to Jackson-based WTH North Hospital, according to the Jackson Sun.

Here are four details:

1. "We are very excited about the expansion of orthopedic services in our new location," Deann Thelen, vice president of hospital services at West Tennessee Healthcare, told the Jackson Sun. "Growth in the orthopedic service line is predicted to increase drastically over the next few years, and our existing facilities do not allow for us to accommodate the number of patients we expect to treat."

2. West Tennessee Healthcare acquired North Hospital in 2018. By transitioning orthopedic services to a single hospital, other hospitals under West Tennessee Healthcare's umbrella are planning for future renovations and expansions.

3. Patients who visit North Hospital will still receive emergency and inpatient care during the planning period and after orthopedic services are relocated.

4. In turn, West Tennessee Healthcare will transition women's and children's services to its main campus at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

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