Every single family hope and pray that they'll never need to use emergency medical services but it's always reassuring to have those medical services available to you anyway. As you would expect from a modern American city Nashville has a selection of excellent hospitals and medical centers available to cater for the vast majority of your medical needs, which means that anyone living in Nashville can expect an excellent level of health care.
It's very hard to vote a hospital as being "best", especially when certain hospitals specialize in certain areas and others are for general family medical care. In an effort to highlight the quality of health care available in Nashville we did want to mention a few hospitals in this blog post - think of it as research done for you.
Vanderbilt University Hospital
This hospital has some of the finest pediatric (children's health) care facilities in the country. Vanderbilt University Hospital has over 900 beds and deals with around 48,000 admissions every single year. In addition to being a teaching hospital Vanderbilt is also nationally recognized for its quality of treatment of cancer, gynecology, neurology and orthopedics among many others. More than 81% of patients who attend this hospital would recommend it to friends, which is high praise indeed!
St. Thomas Hospital
This is a busy hospital, which dealt with just over 20,000 admissions in the last 12 months, and of those admissions more than 10,000 surgeries were performed. St. Thomas' has excellent treatment facilities in the area of cardiology but also offers excellent healthcare for patients with many, many other medical problems too. What patients think about a hospital is obviously very important and more than 86% of patients would recommend this hospital to their friends.
In short what this means for you is that you have the peace of mind of knowing that you have two excellent hospitals on your doorstep at the very least and that makes the decision to move to Nashville that little bit easier we would imagine?
Often, we don't think about which hospital we should use until it's an emergency. However, it's a good idea to know the different hospitals found throughout your city. Whether you need to find a new doctor or you just need to know which hospital is closest, here's a look at the best hospitals found throughout Nashville.
Saint Thomas at Midtown
Saint Thomas at Midtown used to be Baptist Hospital. However, it is now the largest not-for-profit community hospital in the area with 50 licensed rehab and acute care beds. The hospital is home to the Baptist Women's Treatment Center and a member of Saint Thomas Health Services.
Centennial Medical Center
A part of TriStar Hospital System, Centennial Medical Center is one of the most complete facilities found in all of Tennessee. They offer 600 beds, more than 1,200 physicians and they are home to the Sarah Cannon (Minnie Pearl) Cancer Center. It's also known as a local favorite for parents because of the pediatric care.
Vanderbilt University Hospital
As the largest learning, research and medical facility in Middle Tennessee, Vanderbilt University Hospital has been ranked as one of the best in the entire nation for many years. Its home to the Ingram Cancer Center, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital, Vanderbilt Clinic, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital.
Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital
This is a publically supported hospital owned and governed by the city. They have 125 beds.
The Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial
Located in the southwest corner of Nashville, the Children's Hospital at TriStar Centennial serves the area’s youngest patients. This children’s facility has a full-service emergency department, with care geared towards the young as well as other hospital departments. This is one hospital that is designed with patient and family comfort as a top priority. One of the biggest benefits of The Children’s Hospital at TriStar Centennial is that it is part of the larger TriStar Centennial group, so patients have access to all the doctors and technology in the entire group. This hospital shows that children’s health is a priority here in the Nashville area.
Other top hospitals found in Nashville include:
- Southern Hills Medical Center - 391 Wallace Road, Nashville
- Select Specialty Hospital - 2021 Church Street, Nashville
- Skyline Medical Center - 3441 Dickerson Pike, Nashville
- Saint Thomas West - 4220 Harding Pike, Nashville
- Nashville Veterans Administration Medical Center - 1310 24th Avenue South, Nashville
- Kindred Hospital - 1412 County Hospital Road, Nashville
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