Emergency department director offers tips for a safer Fourth of July

There’s nothing quite as patriotic as gathering with friends and family to celebrate America’s independence. While food, games and fireworks make for a memorable July Fourth, an unfortunate number of children and adults end the evening in the hospital with firework-related injuries. As director of the Emergency Department at Williamson Medical Center, I see far […]

Emergency Department director offers tips, insight for a safe and healthy summer

From sunburns to broken bones, summertime injuries mark the start of trauma season in emergency departments throughout Middle Tennessee. Richard Westgate, RN, MSN, director of Williamson Medical Center’s Emergency Department, said there are small steps people can take to stay healthy and safe this summer.   Beating the heat “This is the time of year […]