NorthCrest Medical Center Expands Affiliation with Vanderbilt Health to Include Newborn and Pediatric Care
Springfield, Tenn. (December 6, 2019) – Pediatricians and nurse practitioners from Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt now care for all newborn and pediatric patients at NorthCrest Medical Center, NorthCrest officials announced.
Through a professional services agreement established in 2013, doctors, nurse practitioners and certified nurse midwives from Vanderbilt Health have provided prenatal and gynecologic care on the NorthCrest campus. These providers deliver babies at NorthCrest.
“This affiliation with Vanderbilt gives our community more convenient access to the excellent healthcare that we all rely on Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt to provide,” said Randy Davis, President and CEO of NorthCrest Health. “This expansion of our affiliation reflects our ongoing commitment to provide high quality, convenient healthcare to those we serve.”
As of Nov. 1, Vanderbilt pediatric specialists began providing 24/7 coverage in the Special Care Nursery at NorthCrest. The nursery, located in the Women’s Services unit, is equipped to care for well and sick newborns.
In addition to nursery coverage, the pediatric doctors and nurse practitioners are available to consult with NorthCrest providers treating children who arrive in the NorthCrest Emergency Room or who are admitted to the hospital.
In addition to women’s and children’s care, Vanderbilt Health serves oncology, neurosurgery, stroke and spine patients at NorthCrest.
About Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals, treating and helping to prevent a full range of pediatric health issues from colds and broken bones to complex heart diseases and cancer. The Department of Pediatrics within the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine is currently ranked third in the nation in the total receipt of research funding from the National Institutes of Health. Children’s Hospital’s physicians are nationally recognized innovators in their fields who are discovering new ways to cure and prevent a host of childhood diseases. Their work is preventing and finding new treatments for diseases such as premature birth, cancer, heart disease, spina bifida, trauma and many other conditions, and is an investment in the future. Achieving 10 out of 10 nationally ranked pediatric specialties in 2019, Children’s Hospital was again named among the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” for the 13th consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. To learn more, visit ChildrensHospitalVanderbilt.org.
NorthCrest Health has served Northern Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky since 1956. NorthCrest Health consists of teams at NorthCrest Medical Center, NorthCrest medical staff, and NorthCrest Physician Services. NorthCrest Medical Center, located in Springfield, TN is a 109-bed not-for-profit acute care hospital. NorthCrest Physician Services is home to a collaborative team of physician specialists serving the area in a variety of locations. The purpose of NorthCrest Health is to connect our community with quality health education, resources, and providers in the mission to foster better health.