The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, in partnership with Williamson Medical Center, will start seeing patients in the new facility beginning April 29.
They will celebrate the grand opening of the new 121,252 square foot facility facility between the hospital and I-65 with a ribbon cutting and reception for the community at 4 p.m. Monday, May 20, with the ribbon being cut at 4:30 p.m.
“The new Bone and Joint Institute is a destination for comprehensive orthopaedic excellence designed to serve the entire region,” said Darren Harris, CEO of the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, in a press release announcing the opening date. “Our plan was to bring some of the nation’s best orthopaedists and state-of-the-art technology to our patients, who come to us from all over Middle Tennessee and even out of state. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
The Institute traces its roots to 1979 and he founding of Franklin Bone & Joint Clinic. In 2009 the successful practice was acquired by Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In 2017 Williamson Medical Center announced plans for the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, a partnership between the Franklin hospital and more than a dozen orthopaedic specialists. Many of those doctors came over from the Vanderbilt Bone and Joint Clinic.
The new facility will include physician offices, physical and occupational therapy, outpatient imaging services and an outpatient surgery center. The outpatient surgery center will be able to accommodate a 23-hour observational stay for patients. The Institute will continue to offer an after-hours injury clinic for unexpected orthopaedic emergencies.
“There is truly no other orthopaedic facility like this in Middle Tennessee, and we’re thrilled to offer these services to patients,” said Don Webb, CEO of Williamson Medical Center, in the press release.