Williamson Medical Center Foundation Launches “Crutch it Forward” Campaign Benefitting Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee and Williamson Medical Center
FRANKLIN, Tenn. (November 9, 2021) — The Williamson Medical Center (WMC) Foundation has launched the “Crutch it Forward” campaign seeking donations of new and used crutches for Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee and WMC’s main hospital. Due to a nationwide supply chain shortage, crutches are currently in very low supply.
“Throughout the pandemic, the supply chain teams at Bone and Joint Institute and WMC have worked tirelessly to secure necessary supplies and personal protective equipment to support the health and wellbeing of the community,” said Leigh Williams, WMC Foundation Director. “Unfortunately, supply chain disruptions have impacted the ability for healthcare providers nationwide, including WMC, to procure crutches needed to support patients after illness, injury or surgery. In response to this situation locally, we are asking the community to donate new or used crutches that they no longer need.”
Community drop-off locations are stationed throughout Williamson County through Tuesday, November 23, including:
- Bone and Joint Institute | 3000 Edward Curd Lane
- Darrell Waltrip Subaru | 1450 Murfreesboro Road
- Williamson County Parks & Recreation Franklin | 1120 Hillsboro Road
- Williamson County Enrichment Center | 110 Everbright Avenue
- Bone and Joint Institute Orthopaedic Urgent Care | 7216 Nolensville Road, Suite 201
- Williamson County Parks & Recreation Nolensville | 7250 Nolensville Road
- Nolensville Town Hall | 7218 Nolensville Road
- Digg That Nutrition | 7020 Church Street East
- Brentwood Indoor Sports Complex | 920 Heritage Way
- Spring Hill/Thompson’s Station:
- Bone and Joint Institute Orthopaedic Urgent Care | 1106 Elliston Way, Suite 300
- Williamson County Parks & Recreation Longview | 2909 Commonwealth Drive
- Williamson County Parks & Recreation Fairview | 2714 Fairview Boulevard West
The Foundation is accepting crutches in any condition as well as canes and walkers. Patients who are given donated assistive devices at their appointment will not be charged for that item. For more information, visit williamsonmedicalcenter.org/crutch-it-forward/.
ABOUT WMC FOUNDATION | The Williamson Medical Center Foundation, Inc., serves as the charitable and development arm that supports Williamson Medical Center, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center and Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee in providing best-in-class healthcare services to the families of our community. The Foundation oversees capital projects and health outreach programs, seeking charitable gifts of all types to provide ways to continuously improve the quality of patient care. For more information, visit williamsonmedicalcenter.org/foundation-home.
ABOUT BONE AND JOINT INSTITUTE OF TENNESSEE | Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee is a destination for comprehensive orthopaedic care. The state-of-the-art flagship facility in Franklin, Tennessee, is led by nationally recognized physicians with expertise in orthopaedic surgery, arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement, sports medicine and spinal surgery. The facility also includes an onsite ambulatory surgery center and a Rehabilitation Services department, a team of physical and occupational therapists working alongside physicians to offer personalized care. Bone and Joint Institute also operates orthopaedic urgent care and physical therapy clinics in Thompson’s Station (Tollgate), Nolensville and Brentwood. For more information visit BoneAndJointTN.org.
ABOUT WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER | Williamson Medical Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour emergency care, preventive health screenings and wellness activities. Services offered by Williamson Medical Center are developed to provide the most cost-effective, convenient and accessible healthcare possible. More than 825 providers represent over 70 medical specialties and sub-specialties. In 2021, Williamson Medical Center received CMS’ highest Five-Star Rating for its Overall Hospital Quality which measures hospitals on seven areas of quality: Mortality, Safety of Care, Readmission, Patient Experience, Effectiveness of Care, Timeliness of Care, and Efficient Use of Medical Imaging. The caliber of physicians and care at Williamson Medical Center continues to advance the way healthcare is delivered to our region with compassion and convenience unique to WMC. Our campus also houses Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center, which provides pediatric emergent and inpatient care, and Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee – the region’s premiere destination for orthopaedic excellence. In addition, WMC’s Williamson Medical Group includes more than 40 providers offering everything from primary care to surgery to pulmonary and sleep medicine. For more information, visit WilliamsonMedicalCenter.org.
Kellie Benz | Alday Public Relations
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