September 01, 2015
HERMITAGE, Tenn. (Sept. 1, 2015) — TriStar Summit Medical Center has filed a Certificate of Need application for a freestanding emergency room to be built on approximately two acres at the intersection of I-40 and Beckwith Road.
The need for emergency services and outpatient surgical services in communities served by TriStar Summit continues to grow. In 2014, TriStar Summit Medical Center served more than 55,000 emergency room patients, 9,000 of whom were from the Mt. Juliet area.
“TriStar Summit made a commitment to Mt. Juliet nearly seven years ago that our facilities would continue to grow with this community and we are pleased to have the Mt. Juliet City Commission’s pledge of support for our proposed freestanding emergency room at I-40 and Beckwith Road,” said Jeff Whitehorn, chief executive officer, TriStar Summit Medical Center. “Community support for additional healthcare services in Mt. Juliet is a testament to the overwhelming growth in this part of Wilson County. The facility will allow us to provide more convenient, round-the-clock access to care in a location where our patients need it most.”
The proposed freestanding emergency room is estimated to be an $11 million investment in the Mt. Juliet community. If approved, the 24-hour, full-service facility will be approximately 8,900 square feet and will feature eight emergency treatment rooms. Ancillary services will include CT and X-ray, and the emergency room will be equipped to care for both adult and pediatric patients.
TriStar Summit is a longtime member of the Mt. Juliet community. The Summit Walk-in Clinic, now known as CareSpot TriStar Health, opened in Providence in 2010. TriStar Summit Medical Plaza followed in 2014 and is located at 660 S. Mt. Juliet Road.
The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency will discuss TriStar Summit’s CON application later this year. If approved, the new freestanding emergency room could be operational as early as the first quarter of 2017.
TriStar Health operates three freestanding emergency rooms – TriStar Spring Hill ER, the first of its kind in the state to receive CON approval and a department of TriStar Centennial Medical Center; TriStar Portland ER, a department of TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center; and TriStar Natchez ER, a department of TriStar Horizon Medical Center, which opened in June of this year.
For more information, please visit TriStarSummitSupportER.com or call TriStar MedLine at (615) 342-1919.