Jackson, Tennessee (March 17, 2021) – West Tennessee Healthcare is pleased to announce that construction is on track at North Hospital, a satellite location of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital, located at 367 Hospital Blvd, and plans for the facility to serve its first orthopedic surgery patients in September 2021.
The hospital was acquired in June 2018 from Tennova, and plans were subsequently developed to renovate the hospital’s first and second floors to improve the patient experience and flow for patients electing to have short-stay orthopedic surgeries, such as hip and knee replacements. The plans include: renovating the main entrance, waiting room, and patient registration areas, renovating the cafeteria and visitor restrooms; renovating space for an 8th operating room; remodeling space for 24-bed pre-operative and recovery area; and making cosmetic repairs for 20 patient rooms for recovering total joint patients.
“We are excited to be able to serve our orthopedic patients in this newly renovated, convenient location in North Jackson soon,” said Deann Thelen, Chief Executive Officer of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. “We believe that these changes will enhance access to care and will improve the patient experience for those who are seeking orthopedic services in our community.”
The North Hospital currently provides emergency, radiology, interventional radiology, and laboratory services, and is home to the Sleep Disorders Center.