Blood Assurance: Blood drive donors helped save 168 lives

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—In late January, Williamson Medical Center held a blood drive in partnership with organizers Blood Assurance. These drives are always great community events, but Blood Assurance says this one—our first of 2018—was extra special, thanks to the donors. In all, Blood Assurance says some 168 lives can be saved with the donations they received that […]

Buy a ‘heart’ to help our cardiac rehab patients!

UPDATE (02/21/2018): With one more week to go, you’re helping us close out February with a bang! We’ve sold 900 hearts and received more than $200 in separate donations! Thank you so much. FRANKLIN, Tenn.—For those who have gone through a cardiac event, Williamson Medical Center’s cardiac rehab program has become a very welcome choice. […]

Top 5 Things You Need to Know Before Your Next Trip to the ER

A trip to the emergency room (ER) is never something a person plans to do. It’s an unforeseen circumstance that sends you or a family member to seek emergency medical help. And while we are lucky here in Williamson County to have a first-rate EMS system and Emergency Department who work really well together, there are […]

Physicians Star Evins, Andy Russell assume new roles at Williamson Medical Center

FRANKLIN, Tenn.–Jon Andrew “Andy” Russell, M.D., was recently named Chief Medical Officer at Williamson Medical Center. The board-certified Emergency Medicine physician has served as a staff physician in WMC’s Emergency Department since 2004 and has led the department as medical director since 2010. Russell also serves on the hospital’s Strategic Planning and Medical Executive committees. […]

Williamson Medical Center Foundation awarded $150,000 to aid palliative care program

FRANKLIN, Tenn. — The Williamson Medical Center Foundation announced today that it has been awarded a $150,000 grant toward funding the medical center’s palliative care program. The grant was provided by the Potter Foundation whose purpose is to support charitable organizations throughout the southeast with a concentration on life-altering activities. “We are grateful to the […]

5 approaches parents can take to help guide their children to a healthier New Year

In our first article on New Year’s health resolutions, Kelly Snyder, M.D., and Scott Arthur, M.D., discussed steps adults can take to get on the path to better health. Today, pediatrician Allison Couden, M.D., shares five approaches parents can adopt to help children kick off the New Year with a healthier lifestyle. 1: Do it […]

Local family makes, donates ‘care packages’ for parents of young patients

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—​When a child is in the hospital, not only is it a trying time for the little one but it’s rough on the parent, too. A Brentwood family is continuing their tradition of making sure the parents who bring their children to WMC are taking care of themselves while worrying about the kids. For […]

Local artist donates paintings to Williamson Medical Center’s OB/NICU

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—​The walls at WMC’s OB/NICU Department is getting a little brighter​ these days, thanks to the generosity of local artist Elaine Allen. Elaine recently brought in some colorful pieces to hang. Artist Elaine Allen (right) holds one of the paintings she has donated to Williamson Medical Center. Labor and Delivery Clinical Educator, Julie Benavides, […]

Family makes 1,800 mile trip from Idaho to donate toys to Williamson Medical Center

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—The holiday season makes people do some amazing things to brighten the lives of others. For the Holt family, it involved an 1,800 mile journey to Williamson Medical Center! The Holt family (L-R): Tyson, Jennifer, Jay, Isabella, Shane. They Holts are from Burley, Idaho. That’s a small city just east of Twin Falls. So […]