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Use ‘RICE’ to treat sports injuries before going to the doctor Aches and pains can be a part of enjoying an active lifestyle.  A sore knee hear, an aching shoulder or a pain your heel: if you play sports or exercise regularly, these are bound to happen from time to time.  So when do you go to the docto...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health to host medical mission event in Nashville NASHVILLE, TENN. – Aug. 14 2013 - As part of Saint Thomas Health’s commitment to serve the poor and vulnerable in Middle Tennessee, the five-hospital health system will host a free medical screening event in Nashville on Saturday, Sept. 2...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health renames member hospitals NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 11, 2013 – Saint Thomas Health, the leading faith-based health care system in Tennessee, is renaming its family of five hospitals in Middle Tennessee to better reflect the organization’s common mission. ...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health restructures operations, names new leadership roles NASHVILLE, Tenn. – July 16, 2013 – As part of a continued effort to unite Saint Thomas Health under the common mission of “one healing community,” the organization has restructured its leadership.  Dawn Rudolph, currentl...   FULL STORY
5 reasons to have a primary care physician (PCP) and how to choose the right one 1.) PCPs provide routine medical screenings based on your health history to help detect and treat disease early. In some cases, early detection can be the difference between life and death.  For example, finding cancer in early stages gives pati...   FULL STORY
10 reasons to try Tai Chi 10 reasons to try Tai Chi Many today are seeking ways to cultivate greater health and wholeness.   There is particular interest in those wellness practices which afford a more holistic experience and benefit.   People not only wa...   FULL STORY
IN THE NEWS: Study finds nonprofit, church-owned hospitals better than secular Not-for-profit, church-owned hospitals perform better than publicly- and privately-held institutions on quality, efficient return to daily life and patient satisfaction, all related to their religious mission, according to study results released toda...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health serves hundreds in Rutherford County during medical mission MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – June 13, 2013 - As part of Saint Thomas Health’s commitment to serve the poor and vulnerable in Middle Tennessee, the five-hospital health system hosted a free medical screening event in Rutherford County Saturday, J...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health to host medical mission event in Rutherford County MURFREESBORO, TENN. – May 15, 2013 - As part of Saint Thomas Health’s commitment to serve the poor and vulnerable in Middle Tennessee, the five-hospital health system will host a free medical screening event in Rutherford County on Saturd...   FULL STORY
Palliative care: Supporting those facing a fatal illness In the clinical world, palliative care is known as treatment given to patients with a life-threatening or life-limiting illness. It is the specialized medical care for people with serious illnesses like cancer, cardiac disease such as congestive hear...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Health celebrates National Nurses Week NASHVILLE, Tenn. – May 6, 2013 -- National Nurses Week, celebrated from May 6 - 12, honors and recognizes registered nurses for their tireless commitment to caring for patients. National Nurses Week always begins on May 6, which is Nationa...   FULL STORY
Facts about joint pain Did you know one in 20 Americans over the age 50 have had a knee replacement? Millions of people suffer from debilitating pain and stiffness in their jointers. Dr. Matthew Barrett, orthopedic surgeon at Middle Tennessee Medical Center, offers some fa...   FULL STORY
Gardening season: Tips for preparing meatless meals In honor of Earth Day and National Garden Month, Saint Thomas Heart recently dedicated its April Heart Healthy Cooking Class to meatless meal options.  “There can be a number of health benefits to being a vegetarian,” said Kitty Faw...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Hospital first in Tennessee with Joint Commission certified hip fracture program NASHVILLE, Tenn. – April 24, 2013 – Saint Thomas Hospital has earned disease specific certification from The Joint Commission for its hip fracture program, becoming the only hospital in Tennessee with a certified program. The program is a...   FULL STORY
Doc Talk: Do I need a health care advance directive? Tuesday, April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day, dedicated to encouraging people to complete health care advance directives, better known as a living will and a durable power of attorney for health care.This annual eve...   FULL STORY
5 questions to ask when choosing a doctor NASHVILLE, Tenn. – April 15, 2013 -- Choosing a doctor is one of the most important decisions that you will ever make. Yet many people spend more time researching a new appliance purchase than their physician. Part of the problem is that o...   FULL STORY
Middle Tennessee Medical Center raises Donate Life flag MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – April 8, 2013 --- Middle Tennessee Medical Center (MTMC) is pleased to announce it has raised the Donate Life flag during the month of April.  The hospital partners with Tennessee Donor Services to recognize April as ...   FULL STORY
Happy National Doctor's Day National Doctors' Day is Saturday, March 30. Saint Thomas Health would like to thank all of its physicians for their dedication and the contributions they make daily to the healing of others. For them, we offer this prayer:"Sanctify, O Lord, those wh...   FULL STORY
A home for Sylvester: Construction begins on Saint Thomas Health Habitat for Humanity build NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- March 27, 2013 -- Construction began Saturday, March 23, on Saint Thomas Health's 2013 Habitat for Humanity house.   Volunteers worked along Sylvester McMillian, an associate of Baptist Hospital, as he realized h...   FULL STORY
Saint Thomas Hospital announces multi-year modernization project, breaks grounds on new patient tower NASHVILLE, Tenn. – March 25, 2013– Saint Thomas Hospital has launched a multi-year modernization project that will improve patient-centered care by increasing patient access, and enhancing critical care and surgical services. The project ...   FULL STORY
Baptist Hospital enhances public access, completes first phase of second floor renovations NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- March 12, 2013 -- Baptist Hospital has completed construction on the initial phase of its second floor project, started in June 2012.  The initial phase included creating a new corridor on the second floor, 20th Avenue side ...   FULL STORY
Free health screening March 14 MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- March 11, 2013 -- Middle Tennessee Medical Center's (MTMC) Mobile Health Unit (MHU) is offering free health screenings from 8 a.m. to noon, March 14 at Habitat for Humanity, 850 Mercury Blvd. The MHU will provide free vision s...   FULL STORY
Life after joint replacement Paul Carothers had experienced pain in both his hips for a long time, but brushed the aches aside. The 41-year-old martial arts enthusiast was a competitor, a winner and really didn’t have time for aches and pains. By the time he reached his mi...   FULL STORY
Middle Tennessee Medical Center hosts joint replacement seminar MURFREESBORO, Tenn.-Feb. 5, 2013 – Middle Tennessee Medical Center (MTMC) is hosting a free joint replacement seminar on Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. in the MTMC McDonald Conference Room, 1700 Medical Center Parkway. During the seminar, parti...   FULL STORY
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