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Saint Thomas West Hospital


Saint Thomas West Hospital
4220 Harding Road
Nashville, TN 37205
     
   
Saint Thomas West Hospital is a member of Saint Thomas Health, which is comprised of nine hospitals in the Nashville area and part of Ascension, the largest non profit health care system and largest Catholic health care system in the country. The hospital was founded in 1898 by the Daughters of Charity, and today it is administered by the Daughters of Charity. It has more than 3500 employees and 700 physicians on staff and is located a short distance from downtown Nashville.

Saint Thomas West Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and has been named one of the top 100 hospitals in the nation. The Saint Thomas Heart Institute is known as the premier provider of cardiovascular services in a 70 county area covering all of middle Tennessee and reaching into southern Kentucky and northern Alabama. The Saint Thomas Heart Institute has been rated the #1 Heart Hospital in Tennessee and in the nation’s top five percent for heart surgery and overall cardiac services.

Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, the hospital is committed to serving all persons with special attention to the poor and vulnerable. This Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care that sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. This ministry and its staff are advocates for a compassionate and just society through actions and words.

Opportunities for general and special ministry abound at Saint Thomas West. Pastoral care is valued and well utilized. Chaplains are available 24 hours a day to meet the needs of patients, families and staff, providing prayer, crisis intervention, sacramental ministry, and emotional and spiritual care. CPE students are an integral part of the ministry.

The pastoral care staff members represent a variety of denominations. Current pastoral care staff includes the director, administrative assistant and full time and part time staff chaplains.