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Saint Thomas Health and UT Residency Program Accredited

For more information about the Family Medicine Program, contact Susan Andrews at susan.andrews@sth.org or call 615-396-6458.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn.—Saint Thomas Health has announced the accreditation of the recently announced Family Medicine Program, due to begin training physicians in 2015.

Saint Thomas Health’s Saint Louise Clinic in Murfreesboro and the University of Tennessee College of Medicine recently announced their partnership to bring a Family Medicine Residency program to Middle Tennessee. The program has now been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

To ensure the proper space for physician training and patient care, the Saint Louise Clinic relocated to a larger facility. The clinic, now called the University of Tennessee Family Medicine Center and Saint Louise Clinic, at 1020 North Highland Avenue in Murfreesboro, allows Saint Thomas Health to better serve the Rutherford population, as well as host the UT Family Medicine program.

The partnership between UT and Saint Thomas Health creates expanded capabilities to meet patient needs. For example, the Family Medicine Residency Program allows the clinic to have more medical providers on staff. With four full-time faculty, 24 residents, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and 18 exam rooms, the clinic can provide more care to more patients.

“With the newly-accredited residency program, we can move forward with our mission to provide better healthcare to communities in Rutherford County,” said ­­­Dr. Christopher Dunlap, director of the Family Medicine Residency Program at the Saint Louise Clinic.

The UT Family Medicine Center and Saint Louise Clinic provides care for all age groups. Services include pediatrics, obstetrics & gynecology, adult primary care, and geriatrics. In addition, the clinic accepts all patients regardless of whether they have insurance coverage.

The Saint Louise Clinic is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information or appointments, please call the Saint Louise Clinic at (615) 396-6620.

About Saint Thomas Health

Saint Thomas Health is Middle Tennessee’s faith-based, not-for-profit health care system united under the common mission of one healing community. With more than 6,500 associates, Saint Thomas Health is focused on transforming the health care experience and helping people live healthier lives, with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. The regional health system includes – Saint Thomas Hospital for Spinal Surgery, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital and Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro and Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital in Centerville – and a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. Saint Thomas Health is a member of Ascension Health, a Catholic organization that is the largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. For more information, visit www.sths.com.

 

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