Among the many factors that make a community attractive to expanding industries and businesses, the quality and availability of health care ranks high. Access to excellent healthcare facilities, services and physicians for their employees is critically important to decision makers for these businesses. Fortunately for Robertson County, NorthCrest Medical Center allows us to have all the right answers to inquiries about the status of healthcare in our community.
For over five decades, the citizens of Robertson County have depended on NorthCrest Medical Center, and its predecessor, Jesse Holman Jones Hospital, to provide primary care, hospital and emergency services in close proximity to their homes. Today, NorthCrest offers a full-range of healthcare services from cardiac care and rehabilitation, obstetrics and women’s services, sleep disorder care, pulmonary rehabilitation, to surgery and 24-hour emergency services for a regional market in northern middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky.
In September, NorthCrest Medical Center was named one of the nation’s “Top Performers on Key Quality Measures” by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. One of only 620 hospitals in the U.S., NorthCrest was recognized for its achievement in the care of heart attacks, heart failure, pneumonia, and surgical care. This is the second year in a row that NorthCrest was recognized as a top performing hospital, one of only 244 hospitals that achieved the distinction two years in a row.
This week, NorthCrest Medical Center marks another step in its mission to deliver world-class care to the Robertson County community as it cuts the ribbon on its newest facility at 500 NorthCrest Drive. In addition to expanded office space for NorthCrest-affiliated physicians and the NorthCrest Care Center, the 500 Building will be home to several new clinics which are a result of partnership with Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt Spine Center and Vanderbilt Women’s Health are the first extensions of Vanderbilt’s outpatient specialty services that will be offered in Springfield on the NorthCrest campus.
In addition to the obvious benefits of having excellent healthcare available to our citizens, NorthCrest contributes directly to the economic vitality of our community by virtue of being one of the largest private employers in the county. With over 600 direct employees and hundreds more jobs created by the hospital’s affiliated physicians and other medical services, the economic impact of healthcare related business is enormous.
NorthCrest contributes further to the quality of life in Robertson County as it steps beyond its walls to donate thousands of hours and dollars toward community service. From school sponsorship to community health screenings, NorthCrest Medical Center and the NorthCrest Foundation are highly visible supporters of important initiatives and causes that affect nearly every citizen.
The Robertson County Chamber of Commerce congratulates the administration, staff, and physicians of NorthCrest Medical Center on their success in growing a quality healthcare presence in Robertson County which benefits both our current citizens and the future growth of our community.
Margot Fosnes serves as president and chief economic development officer of the Robertson County Chamber of Commerce