Competitors Still Oppose VUMC’s Rutherford Plans | Health care

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VUMC’s application will be reviewed by the State Health and Development Services Agency Wednesday. The list of organizations opposed to the project is long and includes several establishments Ascension Saint Thomas, Williamson Medical Center, Unity Medical Center and BlueCross BlueShield.

The proposed facility would be located on Veterans Parkway in Murfreesboro and would provide 42 beds for full acute care and cardiac catheterization services. The estimated cost is over $ 144 million.

Rutherford County is home to facilities owned by almost all of the region’s major healthcare players except VUMC.

“We heard from many people in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County, including state and local government officials, community and business leaders, fellow healthcare professionals, and most importantly, many patients, who strongly support these plans and continue to encourage us to move forward with this proposal, ”said Wright Pinson, Deputy CEO and Director of Health System for VUMC. concerning the second request from the health system.

Several facilities at Ascension Saint Thomas, in partnership with TriStar Stonecrest Medical Center and Williamson Medical Center, are currently battling VUMC in court, arguing in a recently filed lawsuit that the parties should retain documents related to the initial denial of state in the event that further disputes arise from the outcome of the second application.

Neither Ascension nor VUMC responded to a request for comment.


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