Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee holds groundbreaking ceremony

FRANKLIN, Tenn.—Dozens of people came out April 16 for the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee’s groundbreaking ceremony. As construction continued on the Institute’s eventual 121,000-square foot home, representatives from the practice, and medical partner Williamson Medical Center, spoke of its future.   Surgeons with the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee—Brian Perkinson, M.D., Todd Wurth, M.D., Geoffrey “Geoff” Watson, M.D., and Christopher Stark, M.D.—pose for photos during the groundbreaking ceremony   Williamson Medical Center CEO Don Webb said, “The first of its kind for Williamson County, this new state-of-the-art facility has been designed with patients in mind and will be equipped with the latest in technological advances that will not only enhance the patient experience but will also allow our surgeons to better serve the needs of their patients.”   Williamson Medical Center CEO Don Webb speaks at the groundbreaking event.   Webb then introduced the 12 current surgeons with the Institute. One of them, John Klekamp, M.D., who will also serve as the President of the Institute, addressed the crowd. “This building represents to us the future of orthopaedic care not only in Williamson County, and the greater Nashville area, but in the Southeast region as well and, together, we will continue the pursuit of providing exceptional, patient-centric care.”   Staff members of the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, as well as family members of Institute representatives, were among the attendees.   Darren Harris, who recently joined on as CEO of the Institute, called the event a “momentous occasion.” Harris and the dozen current surgeons then donned hard hats and shovels to “move some dirt” and officially break ground. While the ceremony was held on this day, construction crews have been excavating and preparing for the build since late January.   A large crowd gathers at the event, waiting for things to start.   The facility is set to open in the Spring of 2019; located on Williamson Medical Center’s campus overlooking I65 at 3000 Edward Curd Lane in Franklin.   Architectural rendering of what the completed facility would look like (courtesy Earl Swensson Associates, Inc.)   Until construction is completed, the Institute is temporarily located on-site in Williamson Tower, located at 4323 Carothers Parkway, in Franklin. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (615) 791-2630.