Jackson-Madison County General Hospital
The flagship of West Tennessee Healthcare is Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, a 635-bed tertiary care center located one hour from Memphis and two hours from Nashville.
The only tertiary care hospital in the region, Jackson-Madison County General Hospital serves a 18-county area of West Tennessee with an active medical staff of nearly 300 physicians.
Within General Hospital are these main service lines: Ayers Children's Medical Center, Kirkland Cancer Center, West Tennessee Rehabilitation Center, West Tennessee Neuroscience & Spine Center, West Tennessee Women's Center, Emergency Services, and West Tennessee Heart and Vascular Center.
There are approximately 3,000 babies born each year at the West Tennessee Women's Center at General Hospital. Nearly 400 of those will spend time receiving excellent care in our Level IIIb Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. With 15 labor and delivery suites, more than 20 obstetricians, two perinatologists, and numerous credentialed nurses, our new moms and babies receive the very best care at this very special time.
In General Hospital's West Tennessee Rehabilitation Center, patients suffering from a stroke, accident, crash, or numerous diseases and maladies are given the utmost in high tech care with compassion. Under the direction of a medical director, the medical staff in orthopedics and neurology serves patients with the aid of our many physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists. A top-of-the-line Wound Management Center treats patients whose wounds impede their lives. Using the lates Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, the Wound Management Center helps bring healing faster to people in many types of conditions.
The Kirkland Cancer Center offers cancer patients the very best in radiation therapy, surgery, chemotherapy, and research that you would expect at a renowned facility. It is the compassion of the caregivers that makes us different. Through numerous support and educational programs, patients can heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually in a state-of-the-art environment. Offering technologies such as PET, CAT, and radiostereotactic, the Cancer Center provides patients the very latest in diagnostics and treatments.
General Hospital has one of the busiest emergency rooms in the state of Tennessee. The Emergency Services at General Hospital functions as a Level II emergency facility seeing more than 80,000 people each year. Emergency Services also consists of air and ground emergent transport, Trauma Services, 911 dispatchers, and community education and outreach. One new part of the Emergency Department is the SANE (sexual assault nurse examiner) program, which has been developed in partnership with local law enforcement and resources. Currently eight nurses have been trainined in the adult SANE program.
The West Tennessee Heart and Vascular Center boasts six state-of-the-art cardiac cath labs. A staff of certified nurses and cardiologists attend to patients who visit the Tennessee Heart Center. Patients may receive diangostics including stress testing, Holter monitoring, echocardiogram, and the latest 64-slice imaging. With the only open-heart surgery program in rural West Tennessee, cardiothoracic surgeons perform numerous open heart procedures daily. The Center also includes a very involved and active cardiac rehabilitation program for patients who have completed their cardiac surgical treatments.
Owned and governed by the city of Jackson, Tennessee, Jackson-Madison County General Hospital is a totally self-supporting, not-for-profit hospital. The hospital opened a multi-million dollar, 365,000 square foot, nine-story patient tower in September, 2008. This expansion greatly improves the care and comfort of the facility.
General Hospital is proud to be home to two daVinci microsurgery robots, which many surgeons use for these procedures: hernia repair, hysterectomy, prostatectomy, colon re-section, plus cardiovascular and urology procedures.