02 Mar Introducing the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee
Williamson Medical Center, in partnership with the area’s leading and most renowned orthopaedic surgeons, have joined forces to create the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee. “The Institute will be the first of its kind for Williamson County, representing an all-encompassing orthopaedic destination,” said Don Webb, CEO of Williamson Medical Center. “We are extremely proud to be partnering with the most respected, talented and distinguished group of orthopaedic surgeons in Middle Tennessee. The tremendous legacy and credibility they bring instantly lends integrity, quality and professionalism to our new Institute. We look forward to building on that legacy together and providing patients with access to high-quality orthopaedic surgical care here in Williamson County and beyond.” While the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee will be established in 2018, our history is one of the richest legacies in Williamson County’s healthcare community. More about this history can be found on the “Our Story” page, under “ABOUT US” on the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee’s website. The institute will serve as a destination for patients seeking state-of-the-art orthopaedic services from board-certified surgeons dedicated to providing compassionate, patient-centric care. It will be housed in a state-of-the-art facility on WMC’s campus, but will temporarily be located on-site in Williamson Tower, located at 4323 Carothers Parkway, in Franklin. Patients seeking more information or to schedule an appointment may call (615) 791-2630. Surgeons began phasing in to the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee on Jan. 1, 2018. Officials will add support staff as the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee develops. More information about available positions will be announced in the coming weeks. Orthopaedic surgeons joining Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee in 2018: January 1 Michael McNamara, M.D. February 15 Geoffrey Watson, M.D. March 21 Paul Thomas, M.D Christopher Stark, M.D. Ronald Derr, D.O. Todd Wurth, M.D. John Klekamp, M.D. Scott Arthur, M.D. Cory Calendine, M.D. Colin Looney, M.D. Ian Byram, M.D. Brian Perkinson, M.D. September 1 Jeffrey Kutsikovich, M.D. 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 2017 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.