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Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford

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About Us

In Murfreesboro, TN, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital and ER is a critical care hospital with advanced specialty care services.

Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, is a full-service hospital with 24/7 emergency care. We deliver care for life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Our care teams listen to quickly understand your health needs and deliver care that's right for you. Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford is a destination for specialty care - including heart and vascular care, orthopedics, intensive care, maternal - fetal medicine and obstetrics and maternity services. Our OB-GYN maternity care teams deliver a personalized birthing experience and advanced neonatal care for sick babies. We offer a wide range of minimally invasive procedures, imaging, lab tests and rehabilitation services, all on one campus. 

As our neighbor in Rutherford County and the surrounding area, you deserve healthcare options built around you. That’s why at Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford we’ve been your choice for healthcare for over 95 years. And we’ll always be here — delivering more of your babies, performing more joint replacements to keep you active and helping to repair more of your hearts. Because that’s who we are. We listen and deliver the personalized, compassionate care that’s right for you. That’s why we’re committed to investing more in our community — your community. Because when you need care, there is no one you need to count on more than us. And with care teams who listen, locations that are convenient and options that are more affordable — you’ll find the care you need.

When our hospital opened its doors in 1927, the leaders committed to care for the health and wellness of the people of Rutherford County. To this day, that dedication has not faltered as we have continued to expand our services and offerings to support our growing community. Over the past 15 years, Ascension Saint Thomas has invested over $600 million into building a robust system of care for Rutherford County. The commitment was emphasized in 2021 with a $110 million investment to expand and enhance the hospital campus' facilities and services. Since 2021, we have achieved remarkable milestones, with several expansion projects already completed including 36 inpatient beds, a 6-level parking garage, and Tennessee’s first neighborhood hospital, Westlawn, serving over 9,000 patients in its first year. A new ambulance drop-off area and 18 new critical care unit beds are still to come, increasing emergency response capabilities and adding specialized care to patients in critical condition.

And we’re not stopping there! Future plans involve expanding our neonatal care with six additional NICU bassinets, optimizing post-anesthesia care through the incorporation of 17 new bays and reserving third-floor space for future women’s services. At Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, we will continue building a healthcare system that reflects our deep commitment to the care we have been honored to provide for more than 95 years.

Learn about the advancements and accomplishments our hospital has achieved in our 2024 Rutherford Community Report.


Care for your everyday health needs

Our primary and specialty care doctors offer advanced care close to home. Learn more about our services and programs:

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Joint Commission Disease Specific Certifications

  • Total Joint Replacement (Hip and Knee) 
  • Chest Pain
  • Thrombectomy Capable Stroke Center


  • Joint Commission Chest Pain Certification

Saint Thomas Cancer Care

  • The only Commission on Cancer Accredited Integrated Network Cancer Program with Commendation in Tennessee, uniting the cancer programs of Ascension Saint Thomas Midtown, Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford, and Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital West.
  • Largest National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers Breast Cancer Program in Tennessee with more than 1000 breast cancers diagnosed and/or treated in 2016 in our facilities.
  • Certified Quality Breast Center of Excellence, the highest level of recognition in the National Quality Measures for Breast Centers Program of the National Consortium of Breast Centers, Inc.
  • Designated as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by American College of Radiology
  • ADDARIO Lung Cancer Foundation Centers of Excellence

If you are experiencing a life-threatening medical emergency, go to the nearest ER or call 911.