09 Jul Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee to open After-Hours Injury Clinic
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee recently announced plans for an after-hours injury clinic to treat walk-in patients during evening and weekend hours. The Franklin medical practice, which is an affiliate of Williamson Medical Center, opened its doors earlier this year and includes 13 nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeons. “Injuries don’t always happen between 8 and 5, so we wanted the community to have access to a facility dedicated to orthopaedic care, after hours,” said Darren Harris, CEO of the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee. “Patients who experience bone or joint injuries are now able to receive state-of-the-art care by orthopaedic trained, mid-level providers without a trip to the emergency department.” The walk-in clinic will open July 16 and will treat a variety of conditions including back injuries, cartilage tears, dislocations, pain and injury to the ankle, elbow, foot, hand, hip, knee or shoulder, sprains and strains, and simple breaks and fracture. Clinic hours are 5 to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The Institute is temporarily located at 4323 Carothers Parkway, Suite 201 in Williamson Tower, as construction continues on a state-of-the-art facility on the Williamson Medical Center campus. For more information, visit https://boneandjointtn.org/afterhours/ or call (615) 791-2100.
ABOUT THE BONE AND JOINT INSTITUTE OF TENNESSEE The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee was formally established in 2018, but its legacy goes back to 1979 with the founding of Franklin Bone & Joint Clinic. In 2009 the successful practice was acquired by a larger healthcare organization and continued to thrive under the leadership of long-time Bone and Joint surgeons. In 2017 Williamson Medical Center announced plans for the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, a partnership between the Franklin hospital and more than a dozen orthopaedic specialists. Our nationally-recognized surgeons have expertise in a number of specialties including fracture care, joint replacement, sports injuries and spinal care. 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.
ABOUT WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER’S ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL CARE Williamson Medical Center is a national leader in orthopaedic surgical care. It has been recognized as being in the top 10 percent of hospitals in the United States for spinal surgery and fusion for medical excellence in quality and complication rates. WMC earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for the management of Joint Replacement-Hip, Joint Replacement-Knee, and Joint Replacement-Spine Surgery. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. It has also earned the 2018 Medical Excellence Award from CareChex®, a division of Comparion®. CareChex® is a medical quality rating system designed to assist hospitals in improving the quality of inpatient care and promoting medical excellence to consumers, payers and employers. Williamson Medical Center performs more than 3,150 surgical orthopaedic procedures annually.