Safe for the Summer: Tips to Help You Stay Protected and Healthy While Enjoying the Season

June 29, 2020

With summer officially here, chances are you’re hoping to take advantage of the season’s many opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature. And while it’s important to remember that COVID-19 is still here and we should be doing everything we can to stop the spread of this virus, taking a break to get outside, soak up some vitamin D and enjoy a little fun in the sun can do a world of good for your physical and mental health.

Visitor Restrictions Eased Effective May 26, 2020

May 21, 2020

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System announced today that it is transitioning from a zero-visitor protocol to limited visitor restrictions as the hospital gradually resumes elective and non-urgent cases and services at its facilities. The decision was made as current projections continue to indicate a lower than expected volume of COVID-19 in the region and after careful review of state and federal guidance. Effective, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 updated restrictions, which will now allow most patients to have one visitor or support person per day, will be implemented

Southern Tennessee Internal & Family Medicine Specialists Office Relocating

May 6, 2020

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System - Winchester is pleased to announce the relocation of Southern Tennessee Internal & Family Medicine Specialists to better serve the growing healthcare needs of the community. To accommodate its growth and to make its office even more convenient, the clinic will be moving to 2006 Dinah Shore Blvd., Decherd, TN on May 18, 2020.

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Marks National Nurses Month, Celebrates the Year of the Nurse

May 4, 2020

We are proud to join the American Nurses Association (ANA) in celebrating National Nurses Month this May, in an expanded recognition of the positive impact our nurses have on the health and well-being of our community. National Nurses Week – observed annually May 6-12 – honors the men and women around the country who have dedicated their lives to caring for those who are at their most vulnerable and in need.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health During COVID-19

May 1, 2020

National Mental Health Month is observed each May to provide a platform for discussing mental health and raising awareness of the important role it plays in our lives. This May, as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, it is more essential than ever.

Know Where to Go to Get the Care You Need

April 30, 2020

Knowing where to go to get the care you need can be confusing – especially now. Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in many new practices for hospitals, outpatient centers and medical offices. As we move forward, life – and healthcare – will look different, but Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Winchester/Sewanee’s commitment to providing a broad range of healthcare services won’t change.

Minutes Matter: Don’t Put Your Heart Health On Hold During COVID-19

April 22, 2020

When a heart attack strikes, every minute matters. In fact, the first few minutes are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient. While the world continues to focus on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, is still the leading cause of death in the United States – and as such – it’s important to seek care in an emergency.

Thank A Healthcare Hero

April 3, 2020

As we continue to fight COVID-19, it has been so encouraging to see the outpouring of support from our community for Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Winchester/Sewanee (STRHS). We have always striven to be a place where you choose to come for healthcare, and we take our responsibility as a community leader very seriously.

What Southern Tennessee Regional Health System is Doing and What You Can Do

March 14, 2020

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors at all times. While COVID-19 is new, effectively responding to other infectious diseases is not. We have tested processes and plans in place to respond to situations involving infectious disease year-round.

Colonoscopies 101

February 28, 2020

Why they’re important, why it might be time to get one and why they’re easier than you might think

AMANDA ENDSLEY, FNP-C JOINS LYNCHBURG MEDICAL CENTER

January 21, 2020

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System is pleased to announce the addition of nurse practitioner, Amanda Endsley, to their ever growing network of professional healthcare providers. Endsley will join the staff at Lynchburg Medical Center in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

Sleep, Glorious Sleep: Resolving to Get the Rest You Need This Year

December 26, 2019

Happy New Year! Have you made any resolutions yet? As the calendar turns to a fresh page, many of us make a fresh resolve to eat better, do better and be better. But have you ever made a resolution to sleep better? It’s one you may want to consider.

Internal and Primary Care Office Expanding

December 26, 2019

Announcement of the expansion and relocation of Southern Tennessee Internal & Family Medicine Specialists to better serve the growing healthcare needs of the community

OB/GYN Joins STRHS Winchester Medical Staff

July 25, 2019

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester (STRHS Winchester) officials announce the addition of Dr. Courtney Murray to the medical staff. She will be joining Premier Women’s Center in September.

Hospital Announces Addition of New Internal Medicine Physician

May 15, 2019

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System - Winchester (STRHS - Winchester) officials announce the addition of Dr. Christopher M. Murray to the medical community. Dr. Murray will be opening his practice, Southern Tennessee Internal & Family Medicine Specialists in September and the office staff is currently accepting appointments.

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester Awarded Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation from the Joint Commission

December 13, 2018

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester (STRHS Winchester) has announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Ambulatory Health Care Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its nationally recognized standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Diabetes 101: What You Should Know

November 5, 2018

Diabetes is one of the biggest health issues facing Americans today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes.

Are You Covered? Health Insurance Marketplace Now Open Through December 15

November 2, 2018

November 1 marked the beginning of open enrollment for 2019 health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Since debuting in 2013, the Health Insurance Marketplace has provided access to low-cost healthcare coverage for millions who would otherwise be without health insurance or who are interested in taking advantage of more cost-effective alternatives to their current coverage.

STRHS Winchester Gains New Surgeon

July 13, 2018

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester (STRHS Winchester) officials announced today that general surgeon, Clive A. Wasson M.D., has joined its medical staff.

Top of Mind: Ending the Stigma around Mental Health

May 1, 2018

When it comes to our health, it can be easy to focus exclusively on physical health – making sure we are staying up to date on annual exams and screenings, committing to a regular exercise routine, eating nutritious foods and the like. But there is another important facet of our health that we should not ignore – our mental health. National Mental Health Month is observed each May to provide a platform for discussing mental health and raising awareness of the important role it plays in our lives.

People are at the Cornerstone of Making Communities Healthier

May 1, 2018

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System - Winchester is joining with several organizations this May to recognize and celebrate many of our community’s healthcare providers and recognize their efforts to help make our community healthier.

Dr. Joseph McFadden Joins Southern Tennessee Regional Health System

April 30, 2018

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester/Sewanee (STRHS Winchester/Sewanee) officials announced today that Joseph McFadden, M.D., has joined its staff and will be offering psychiatric services to patients in Sewanee and the surrounding area. Dr. McFadden brings more than thirty years of experience to STRHS Winchester/Sewanee and is one of a number of specialists to join the hospital’s medical team this year.

LifePoint Health recognized for National Quality Program in which Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester/Sewanee participates

March 29, 2018

LifePoint Health® (NASDAQ: LPNT), of which Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester/Sewanee (STRHS Winchester /Sewanee is a part, has been named the recipient of the 2017 John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety at the Local Level. Presented annually by The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF), the prestigious Eisenberg Awards acknowledge major achievements in healthcare quality and patient safety.

Is It Time for a Colonoscopy?

March 5, 2018

Do you remember when you used to put on your favorite bell bottoms and disco dance the night away? If you do, then it’s probably time to think about a routine colonoscopy screening. According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women, excluding skin cancers. And the vast majority of these cases occur in people 50 and older.

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester Recognized for Excellence with ACC Heart Failure Accreditation

January 8, 2018

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with heart failure. Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester was awarded Heart Failure Accreditation in December based on rigorous onsite review of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with heart failure through pre-hospital care, early stabilization, acute care, transitional care, clinical quality measures and more.

Smith Joins First Choice Health Winchester

January 4, 2018

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester officials announce the addition of Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Sherrie Smith to First Choice Health in Winchester.

Neurologist Joins Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Winchester

August 18, 2017

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Winchester is excited to announce the addition of neurologist, Dr. Robert W. Gilbert to our ever-growing team of physicians called the Southern Tennessee Medical Group. Dr. Gilbert will be focused on the community’s need for expert neurological care as he leads the soon to be opened Southern Tennessee Neurology.

Local Rehabilitation Program Receives Award

June 27, 2017

The Inpatient Rehabilitation program at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester (STRHS Winchester) has received a 2017 Top Performer Award from the Uniform Data System for Medical Rehabilitation.

It’s Rural Hospital Week

May 23, 2017

It’s Rural Hospital Week and Southern Tennessee Regional Health System is joining community hospitals and caregivers across the nation in highlighting the many ways we are making communities healthier – both inside and outside of our hospital walls.

New Medical Center for Lynchburg

April 7, 2017

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System(STRHS) officials announce the opening of a new medical facility in Lynchburg

Advanced Wound Care Recognized with National Award for Clinical Excellence

February 27, 2017

Advance Wound Care achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a wound healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 31 median days. Out of 630 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, 334 achieved this honor in 2017.

Winchester Family Medicine Celebrates New Location

February 20, 2017

On Wednesday February 22, 2017 Winchester Family Medicine will be celebrating their new location by hosting an Open House. The Public is welcome to stop by to visit, tour the new offices and the new exam rooms from 8:30 am to 10:00 am.

Hospitals Plan Go Red Events for February

January 31, 2017

Hospitals Plan Go Red Events for February Southern Tennessee Regional Health System is hosting events to create awareness of heart disease in women. Heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing one in three deaths each year. In fact, a woman dies of heart disease every minute in the United States, according to the American Heart Association.

When It Comes to Your Heart, Play Smart!

January 31, 2017

Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, one in four people die of heart disease every year. That’s why it’s important to play smart with your heart. And there are a couple of simple, practical things you can do to stay on top of your heart game.

Dr. Ronald L. Bonfiglio Joins Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester

December 19, 2016

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester (STRHS Winchester) announced today Ronald L. Bonfiglio, M.D., has joined its staff and will be offering physiatry services to patients throughout Franklin and surrounding counties. Dr. Bonfiglio brings more than 20 years of physical medicine and rehabilitation experience to STRHS Winchester.

Jennifer O'Neal Joins Moutain Medical Staff

November 8, 2016

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System announces professional Nurse Practitioner, Jennifer O'Neal, is joining the team at Mountain Medical Clinic in Monteagle, Tennessee.

Local Health System Hosts Fall Themed Fall Prevention Education Event For Community.

November 3, 2016

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Winchester hosted a massive fall prevention themed education event last week and the entire medical community showed up in support. The event was called the "Fall Falls Festival" and was a huge hit for all the attended. Oaklawn Baptist Church hosted the event in their spacious activity center and the staff of the local health system put a ton of energy into decorating for the event

Dr. Michelle S. Val Joins Mountain Medical

October 31, 2016

Southern Tennessee Reginal Health System today announced that Michelle S. Val, MD is joining its staff and will be offering family medicine services to patients in the Franklin and Grundy Count area. Dr. Val brings a number of years of clinical experience and work experience in the military health system to Southern Tennessee Regional Health System (STRHS) and is one of many new physicians to join the hospital’s medical staff.

Dr. Karen Fox Joins Southern Tennessee Regional Health System

May 2, 2016

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester (STRHS Winchester) officials announced today that Karen Fox, M.D., has joined its staff and will be offering psychiatric services to patients throughout Franklin County and the surrounding area. Dr. Fox brings more than 20 years of experience to STRHS Winchester and is one of a number of specialists to join the hospital’s medical team this year.

Edwards Joins STRHS Team

March 4, 2016

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester (STRHS Winchester) officials announce the addition of physician assistant Justin G. Edwards to the medical staff. Edwards is joining the group of orthopedic specialists at Southern Tennessee Orthopedic and Spine Center Winchester in March.

Hospital Hires New Chief Nursing Officer

March 3, 2016

STRHS-Winchester announces the addition of Jean Ann McMurrey to their hospital staff. McMurrey is the new Chief Nursing Officer. McMurrey comes to Winchester from the healthcare system in Alabama.