West Tennessee Healthcare Leaders Reveal Plan for Future of North Hospital

Posted on: 01.04.2019

West Tennessee Healthcare is pleased to announce plans for the future of West Tennessee Healthcare North Hospital, a service of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital (“JMCGH”).

West Tennessee Healthcare North Hospital, formerly Tennova Healthcare – Regional Jackson, was acquired from Community Health Systems, Inc. on June 1, 2018. Since the acquisition, teams made up of physicians and organizational leaders have been evaluating patient needs and strategic priorities relating to orthopedic services and women’s and children’s services. After careful consideration, West Tennessee Healthcare has decided to relocate orthopedic services to the North Hospital campus, and to relocate women’s and children’s services to JMCGH’s main campus, located at 620 Skyline Drive.

“We are very excited about the expansion of orthopedic services in our new location,” said Deann Thelen, Vice-President Hospital Services. “Growth in the orthopedic service line is predicted to increase drastically over the next few years, and our existing facilities do not allow for us to accommodate the number of patients we expect to treat.”

In addition, freeing up space previously occupied by orthopedics at JMCGH will allow for future renovation and expansion of women’s and children’s services, such as the neonatal ICU and the pediatrics unit. “Providing high quality healthcare for women and children across our region continues to be a priority for us, and the ability to improve access and expand our services for these patients so they can stay close to home is critical to our mission,” said Tina Prescott, Chief Nursing Officer.

North Hospital will continue to provide high quality services for emergency patients and inpatients during the planning period and after the relocation of orthopedic services. Outpatient services such as radiology and laboratory services will continue to be available at the north location, also.

“Due to the need for renovations at both facilities to accommodate expanded services, there is no definitive date on the completion of the relocations at this time," said James Ross, President and CEO. “Further plans are being developed by staff, physicians, and architects to determine the most efficient design possible in order for us to continue our mission of improving the health and well-being of the communities we serve.”

About West Tennessee Healthcare:

West Tennessee Healthcare is a public, not-for-profit healthcare system with locations serving 19 counties in West Tennessee and Southeast Missouri. The mission of West Tennessee Healthcare is to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve while providing exceptional and compassionate care. For more information, visit www.wth.org.