Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital celebrated its 40th anniversary of service to Wilson County residents in 2019. Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital - previously called Tennova Healthcare-Lebanon - is a two-campus hospital licensed for 245 beds and is the sole provider of inpatient medical services for Wilson County. Vanderbilt University Medical Center acquired the hospital on August 1, 2019.
With more than 200 physicians and approximately 600 hospital staff including administrators, nurses and support personnel, the team at Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital is dedicated to offering personalized care and quality services - close to home.
The hospital offers a comprehensive range of services in a modern, safe and patient-friendly environment. Services include: Bariatric weight loss, Behavioral health, Cardiac services including the Chest Pain Center, Critical and intensive care, Diagnostic imaging and radiology, Digestive health, Ear, nose and throat care, Emergency care including the Primary Stroke Center, Gastroenterology, Geriatric acute care, Infectious disease care, Infusion services, Inpatient acute rehabilitation, Kidney care, Labor and delivery care, Laboratory services, Medical detoxification care, Neurologic care including telehealth services, Nutritional services, Orthopaedics, Primary care, Rehabilitation services (physical, occupational and speech therapy), Respiratory care, Sleep medicine, Surgical care, Wound care
In addition to its hospital services, Vanderbilt Health’s expanded presence in Wilson County also includes a surgery center, a primary care clinic, a walk-in clinic, a sleep disorders clinic and a gastroenterology practice. These services join 11 other existing Vanderbilt Health outpatient clinics across five locations in Wilson County that include: Vanderbilt Eye Institute, Vanderbilt Heart, Vanderbilt Sports Medicine, Vanderbilt Orthopaedics, Vanderbilt Neurosurgery, Vanderbilt Health Clinic at Walgreens, Vanderbilt Center for Women's Health, Vanderbilt Neurology, Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center, Vanderbilt Ear, Nose & Throat, and Vanderbilt Children's After-Hours Clinic.
Prior to this acquisition, the Vanderbilt Health system included four hospitals and 137 adult and pediatric clinic locations throughout Tennessee, southern Kentucky and northern Alabama that served approximately 2.3 million patients in the most recent year.
In 2017, Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital admitted more than 5,000 patients, provided more than 65,000 outpatient visits, performed nearly 6,700 surgeries and delivered more than 600 babies. Last year, the hospital’s Emergency Department experienced approximately 25,000 visits.
The hospital’s economic impact to the Wilson County community exceeded $58 million in 2018, including $14 million in charity and uncompensated care. With more than 800 employees, the hospital is one of the community’s largest employers, with a payroll topping $38 million.
The hospital is fully accredited by the state of Tennessee and the Joint Commission and has received national quality awards, including designation as an accredited chest pain center, stroke center and comprehensive weight loss center and certification for advanced total hip and knee replacement. In satisfaction surveys, patients consistently report high marks in service and quality of care.
The main hospital campus, located at 1411 West Baddour Parkway, includes a floor of undeveloped shell space that can be built out to meet future needs. The hospital also includes a second campus at 500 Park Avenue that provides behavioral health and physical rehabilitation services.
Vanderbilt Health will be making new investments in the hospital’s facilities and programs, allocating approximately $15 million over the first year of ownership and an anticipation of similar investments going forward. Urology, radiation oncology, obstetrics and gynecology and gastroenterology are among medical services that could be added or expanded as administrators and board members evaluate needs moving forward to better serve Wilson County.