UV Safety Month: Five Tips To Stay Safe in the Sun

Williamson Medical Center wants you and your family to stay safe this summer. With everyone outside enjoying the wonderful weather, it’s important to keep UV safety top of mind. Here are five tips to help you stay safe, beat the heat and stay cool this summer! Find Shade It’s important to not overexpose your skin […]

Pediatric emergency physician offers insight for a safer summer

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—There’s no shortage of activity in pediatric emergency departments during summer months, and Nashville is no exception. Cristina Estrada, M.D., pediatric emergency physician at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center, said a large percentage of the Franklin ER’s 10,000 annual visits consist of acute traumatic injuries sustained during the summer. […]

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 […]