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Saint Thomas River Park Hospital

Saint Thomas River Park Hospital



Saint Thomas River Park Hospital
1559 Sparta Street
McMinnville, Tennessee 37110
Population: 13,311 • Service Area: 115,000

Located in the foothills of the Cumberland Plateau, surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in Tennessee, the city of McMinnville combines the quiet, laid-back charms of small-town living with easy access to the thriving metropolitan areas of Nashville and Chattanooga.

The Hospital

Saint Thomas River Park Hospital is a 125-bed acute-care, full-service facility. Founded in 1970, the hospital is Joint Commission accredited and employs nearly 400 people at its current modern facility, which was built in 1996.

The hospital features a 24-Hour Emergency Department with Physician Coverage and round-the-clock Imaging and Laboratory Services. Along with a 72-bed med/surg unit and comprehensive surgical services, River Park Hospital also provides a host of other medical services, including Endoscopy, Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation, a Family Birth Unit, a 8-bed Intensive Care Unit, CAP Accredited high complexity lab, Opthamological services, and comprehensive Diagnostic and Imaging services, just to name a few. In addition, the hospital’s Chest Pain Center is accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

The Community

Conveniently located halfway between Nashville and Chattanooga, the city of McMinnville in Warren County offers something for everyone. The recently renovated downtown area with new streets, storefronts and a fountain features restaurants, art galleries, craft centers and retail stores. The McMinnville Civic Center is a multi-purpose facility that includes a basketball gym, state-of-the-art weight room, walking trail and indoor and outdoor tennis courts. For summertime fun, there’s the $2 million Gilley Pool, complete with a three-meter diving board and water slides. The Barren Fork Greenway offers scenic views for walking, jogging, biking and roller blading.

For families, McMinnville offers the security of a small town coupled with the support of a strong school system. The Warren County school system, which consists of five K-8 schools, three K-5 schools, one 6-8 middle school, and one 9-12 high school, serves over 6,000 students. All schools in the system have been accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and students consistently score above state and national averages on standardized tests.


For recreational enthusiasts, McMinnville offers easy access to a host of state and national parks, golf courses, lakes, mountains and countless other opportunities to enjoy the Great Outdoors. Hunting, fishing, camping, canoeing and kayaking are all popular outdoor activities. The area is famous for it’s caves, attracting spelunkers from across the nation. For golfers, there’s Collins River Golf Course, a championship 18-hole course. The nearby state parks of Rock Island, Fall Creek Falls and Old Stone Fort offer abundant hiking and camping. The 15,590-acre Savage Gulf Federal Reserve is a wilderness area with sheer sandstone cliffs, rugged canyons, breathtaking views, 50-foot waterfalls and miles of hiking trails. It also features Stone Door, a spectacular 10-ft. wide, 100-ft. deep crack that serves as a passageway connecting the top of the plateau with the gorge below.

Local Points Of Interest

  • The Barren Fork Greenway – located on the banks of the Barren Fork River, is a scenic setting for walking, jogging, biking and roller blading
  • Collins River Golf Course – is a championship golf course that features bent-back greens and Bermuda fairways
  • Stone Door – is a spectacular 10-ft. wide, 100-ft. deep crack located in the 15,590-acre Savage Gulf Federal Reserve, a nearby wilderness area of sandstone cliffs and breathtaking views
  • Cumberland Caverns – One of the most extensive cave systems known in Tennessee
  • Falcon Rest – 10,000 square-foot Victorian mansion built in 1896

Distance to Major Cities

Chattanooga, Tennessee 60
Nashville, Tennessee 65
Knoxville, Tennessee 110
Atlanta, Georgia 180