About Us

A Legacy of Compassionate Care
Since 1927 Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital has been committed to physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital is the leading healthcare provider in Rutherford County and we continue to grow our services in order to meet the healthcare needs of our community. In October of 2010, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital opened a new $268 million facility that is equipped with state-of-the-art technology. The hospital provides 286 all-private patient rooms and is designed to facilitate a healing and spiritual environment. Our mission is to serve all persons, with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable, while improving the health of individuals and communities. Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital provides both physical and financial support for many community programs. In fiscal year 2009, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital gave more than $45 million in charity care. Saint Thomas Health's regional health system consists of five hospitals – Baptist and Saint Thomas Hospitals and The Hospital for Spinal Surgery in Nashville, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro and Hickman Community Hospital in Centerville – and a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures in diagnostics, cardiac services and ambulatory surgery as well as medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. Saint Thomas Health is a member of Ascension Health, a Catholic organization that is the largest not-for-profit health system in the United States.

Mission Statement
Rooted in the loving ministry of Jesus as healer, we commit ourselves to serving all persons with special attention to those who are poor and vulnerable. Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care, which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are advocates for a compassionate and just society through our actions and our words.

Vision Statement 
As an integrated ministry, we will help people lead healthier lives, transforming the healthcare experience through trusted personal relationships and holistic, reverent care.

Our Values
Service of the Poor -Reverence – Integrity Wisdom - Creativity – Dedication

By the Numbers

  • 286 licensed beds
  • 1,400 associates
  • 320 affiliated physicians
  • 12,031 total admissions per year
  • 81,244 outpatient procedures per year
  • 63,000 ER visits per year
  • 2,500 babies delivered per year
  • 7,526 surgeries per year
  • Distinctive Services
  • Ambulatory/ Outpatient Surgery
  • Bariatric/ Weight Loss
  • Cancer/ Oncology Services
  • Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital Cancer Center
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Cardiac Services-Saint Thomas Heart
  • Accredited Chest Pain Center
  • Cardiac Catheterization Laboratories
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Echocardiography
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Telemetry Units
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic Services
  • Diagnostic Labs
  • Outpatient Diagnostic Center
  • Emergency Room
  • Helicopter Service Access
  • Endocrinology/ Diabetic Care
  • Diabetes Center
  • General Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Gastroenterology
  • Health and Wellness Services
  • Wellness Center
  • Hospitalist Program
  • Laborists Program
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology
  • Accredited Primary Stroke Center
  • Spinal Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic Services
  • Baptist Sports Medicine
  • Pharmacy
  • Dispensary of Hope
  • Pulmonary
  • Specialty Surgery
  • Ear, Nose, Throat Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Ophthalmology/Eye Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Baptist Sports Medicine
  • Urology
  • Women's Health Services
  • Center for Breast Health
  • Childbirth Center
  • Antepartum Care
  • Labor & Delivery
  • Lactation Services
  • Maternal Fetal Medicine
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Postpartum Care
  • Gynecology
  • Wound Care
  • Wound Care Hyperbaric Medicine Center