Open House For New Hospital Aug. 14

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MURFREESBORO - TrustPoint Hospital is excited to announce they will be opening in mid-August.  The community is invited to attend an open house celebration to visit with key physicians, meet the staff, and take a self-guided tour of the impressive facility.  The new hospital is located on Thompson Lane, about one-quarter mile from Medical Center Parkway.

The new 70,000 square foot hospital will have 60 beds and will offer state of the art inpatient acute physical rehabilitation services.  The ClearPath Program at TrustPoint Hospital will provide inpatient behavioral health services for adults and older adults.  Both of these specialty services will offer a level of care previously unavailable in Rutherford County.   

The hospital anticipates that it will eventually employ about 200 medical professionals.  It will also help residents of Rutherford and the surrounding counties by making these services available close to home for patients and their loved ones.  “It will be the only hospital with these services between Nashville and Chattanooga,” said Kevin Lee, the chief executive officer for Polaris Hospital Company, the parent company of TrustPoint Hospital.  “Having this hospital fills gaps in this community.  We will not be competing with MTMC or StoneCrest Medical Center.  Our specialty services will complement the vast array of services they already provide.”

TrustPoint Hospital will bring a high level team approach to inpatient physical rehabilitation in order to care for patients recovering from conditions including (but not limited to) brain or spinal cord injury, stroke,  cardiac and pulmonary disorders, amputation, orthopedic conditions like hip fractures or joint replacement, and degenerative neurological conditions.   

The team will be led by the highly respected Neurologist, John Witt, MD and by Dr. Sue Nuthalapaty - who specializes in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.  According to Jami Alexander-Zolt, the Program Director, “Our goal is to help patients who are facing a physical impairment caused by an injury or illness to lead quality, productive lives after their discharge from TrustPoint Hospital”.

Psychiatrists Ravi Singh and Ahmed Farooque, who have been practicing in Murfreesboro for nearly 25 years, will provide treatment and lead the team of the ClearPath Program at TrustPoint Hospital.  The Program’s Director, Karen Hickey, states “We are looking forward to providing expert and compassionate behavioral health care in a safe and therapeutic environment.  Having these services provided in our own community will mean that people will no longer have to travel far away from their loved ones at the time when they most need their support”.  

All of the patient rooms in the hospital are private.  Each spacious room has a very large window to allow an abundance of natural light – often thought to be an important factor in the healing process.   There is ample parking for loved ones – so that family visits can be enjoyable.

TrustPoint Hospital is owned by Polaris Hospital Company, based out of Brentwood, Tennessee. Polaris currently has one other hospital located in Lubbock, Texas.  Also called TrustPoint Hospital, it recently announced that it had been ranked in the top 10% of the nearly 800 Medical Rehabilitation facilities in the US for 2011 by Uniform Data System.

New Hospital Open House – TrustPoint Hospital
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Ribbon Cutting at 4 p.m.
1009 North Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, TN  37129

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