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Community Benefit Report

Rutherford County TN

Saint Thomas Rutherford HospitalSaint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, established in 1927, is located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Its current facility, opened in 2010, provides 286 patient rooms and is designed to facilitate a healing and spiritual environment. It provides emergency room services and comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care.


Community Health Needs Assessment and Implementation Strategies

During fiscal year 2013, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, along with Rutherford County Health Department conducted a Community Health Needs Assessment and approved implementation strategies to address priorities. Additional information about this process is in the Community Health Improvement & Health Priorities section of this report.

  Learn more about the Community Health Needs Assessment.

2014-2016 Health Priorities

  • Access to Quality/Affordable Quality Care
  • Health Education
  • Mental & Dental Health
  • Obesity/Chronic Disease/Healthy Food
  • Social Environment
In fiscal year 2016, the Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and Saint Thomas Health will complete an updated Community Health Needs Assessment and develop an Implementation Strategy to guide their Community Benefit and Community Health Improvement activities for 2017 – 2019. Learn more about the Community Health Needs Assessment.

Community Benefit/Community Building Spotlight

Hospital leaders and associates participate as active board members of non-profit organizations, whose missions align with Saint Thomas Health’s, to improve the populations’ health and access to care. ST Rutherford supports a variety of efforts and continues to work in collaboration with other community agencies to address the health and well-being of our community, especially the poor and vulnerable, including:

Total Financial Commitment


Access to Care

Health Education & Practical Application

  • Programs:
    • Health Professions Education
  • Donations:
    • Boys & Girls Club of Rutherford County
    • Rutherford County Schools

Mental & Dental Health

Wellness / Obesity / Food

  • Donations:
    • Nurses for Newborns
    • The Journey Home