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HEALTH & FITNESS: HOSPITALS therapeutic hypothermia, a technology designed to cool the body temperature of patients who have suffered cardiac arrest in order to avoid brain damage that’s often the result of going even a few minutes without oxygen. Working together with Sumner County EMS, several local lives have been saved as a result of this investment. Perhaps the largest recent investment back into the health of the community was the addition of MRI technology that allows for patient movement as well as the capability to perform breast MRI scans, thus improving the detection of breast cancer at the very earliest stages. In the fall of 2011, the hospital was planning to begin an expansion of its Critical Care Unit (CCU), doubling bed capacity from 10 to 20. This $2.9 million construction project will create new jobs in the area in the form of

contractors and construction as well as new clinical positions once the expanded unit is fully operational. Additionally, due to new staff and equipment required to manage the expanded unit, the hospital expects to add another $184,000 to its $7.6 million tax bill each year, as well as the anticipated $268,000 in sales taxes associated with the construction project, all being pumped in to the local economy. “Doubling the size of our critical care unit will impact this community in so many ways,” Bartlett said. “Economically, it’s a great way to support our local economy, but more personally, we’re able to alleviate the burden of a seriously ill loved one for even more families by offering more of this level of care close to home.” And along with the technical advances the hospital is making, Hendersonville Medical Center continues to

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recruit high caliber physicians of many different medical specialties. “With our expansions and additions, we are equally fortunate to boast a staff of highly trained and qualified physicians,” Bartlett said. “The quality of life here in Hendersonville and Sumner County has allowed us to recruit many talented physicians from primary care to a wide range of specialties.” Along with a very strong base of primary care physicians, Hendersonville Medical Center is home to numer-

ous medical specialties, including allergy and immunology; cardiology; dermatology; endocrinology; gastroenterology; gynecology; neurology; obstetrics; orthopaedics; otolaryngology; pain management; pediatrics; podiatry; pulmonology; rheumatology; and urology. Surgical specialties also span a board range of needs, such as plastic and reconstructive; orthopaedic; gynecological; and vascular surgical procedures available alongside general surgery capabilities at the hospital. Hendersonville Medical Center remains home to the county’s only Accredited Chest Pain Center. This means the hospital has met or exceeded established criteria confirmed by on-site evaluations by the Society of Chest Pain Centers, and statistics show chances for survival increase 37 percent when a heart attack sufferer is treated at an accredited chest pain center.

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2011 Sumner County Factbook  

The Sumner County Factbook provides information about Sumner County's people, places, government and resources. It is published annually.

2011 Sumner County Factbook  

The Sumner County Factbook provides information about Sumner County's people, places, government and resources. It is published annually.

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