NorthCrest Breaks Ground On Emergency Department Expansion

Hospital to add 15,000 square feet and 7 new treatment rooms

Springfield, Tenn., August 4, 2006 – The Administration and Board of Trustees at NorthCrest Medical Center broke ground on a new construction project today to expand the McMurry Emergency Department.

Upon completion, the expansion and renovation of the NorthCrest Medical Center Emergency Department will provide in excess of 25,000 square feet, 15,000 square feet of that space will be new. There will be 21 treatment rooms, three trauma rooms, three triage rooms, a larger family waiting room with new restrooms, and a new ambulance entrance.

Construction is expected to take approximately 13 months to complete. As with most construction, access and entrances to the facility will change. Administration warns the community to watch for the signage directing patients and visitors to the changes to the entrances to the hospital.

Fifty years ago, on March 25, 1956 to be exact, a new hospital in Robertson County was dedicated to the treatment of “sick patients,” according to the hospital’s archives. Jesse Holman Jones Hospital served the community until a state-of-the-art replacement facility was opened in December 1995. Today, August 4, 2006, marks a new era in patient care in Robertson County with the groundbreaking of NorthCrest Medical Center’s expanded emergency services.