Easily accessible to residents throughout Franklin, Spring Hill and all of Williamson County, Williamson Medical Center's Emergency Department provides timely, professional emergency room care to nearly 40,000 visitors a year. An accredited Chest Pain Center, two cardiac catheterization labs and Emergency Medical Services with ambulances that transmit EKG results to the Medical Center help patients get the best possible, real emergency care.
At Williamson Medical Center, emergency services are provided by the Emergency Department and the Emergency Medical Services Department. The medical director of emergency care is board certified in emergency medicine and is supported by an experienced team of emergency physicians. All Emergency Department nurses are certified in advanced cardiac life support and pediatric advanced life support. Our EMS Department maintains the highest rating available from the state.
WMC staff treat critical illnesses and injuries including trauma (car accident), chest pain, symptoms of a stroke or severe bleeding.
FastTRACK puts patients with less critical illnesses and injuries on the "fast track" to recovery. Designed to reduce waiting, FastTRACK treats minor illnesses and injuries such as sore throats, fevers, sprains, ear infections, upper respiratory problems, insect bites and minor cuts and abrasions. FastTRACK patients are cared for in the Emergency Department by registered nurses and nurse practitioners under the direction of an emergency physician.
Williamson Medical Center provides emergency medical services for Williamson County with ambulance stations in Brentwood (two), downtown Franklin, east Franklin (at Williamson Medical Center), Fairview, Grassland, Leiper's Fork, Thompson's Station and Triune. Each station is staffed 24 hours by specially trained emergency personnel.
Treatment of chest-pain patients begins in the field when WMC paramedics conduct an EKG and transmit results to WMC's Emergency Department. Physicians read the results and determine the best course of treatment, often before the patient even arrives at the Medical Center.
The EMS Department also includes a nationally recognized Bike Medic Team. All team members must be certified EMS cyclists, a distinction earned through the International Police Mountain Bike Association. The Bike Medic Team provides medical support for more than 60 special events each year.