Safe for the Summer: Tips to Help You Stay Protected and Healthy While Enjoying the Season

June 29, 2020

With summer officially here, chances are you’re hoping to take advantage of the season’s many opportunities to get outside and enjoy nature. And while it’s important to remember that COVID-19 is still here and we should be doing everything we can to stop the spread of this virus, taking a break to get outside, soak up some vitamin D and enjoy a little fun in the sun can do a world of good for your physical and mental health.

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Marks National Nurses Month, Celebrates the Year of the Nurse

May 4, 2020

We are proud to join the American Nurses Association (ANA) in celebrating National Nurses Month this May, in an expanded recognition of the positive impact our nurses have on the health and well-being of our community. National Nurses Week – observed annually May 6-12 – honors the men and women around the country who have dedicated their lives to caring for those who are at their most vulnerable and in need.

Taking Care of Your Mental Health During COVID-19

May 4, 2020

National Mental Health Month is observed each May to provide a platform for discussing mental health and raising awareness of the important role it plays in our lives. This May, as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times, it is more essential than ever.

Know Where to Go to Get the Care You Need

May 4, 2020

Knowing where to go to get the care you need can be confusing – especially now. Efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in many new practices for hospitals, outpatient centers and medical offices. As we move forward, life – and healthcare – will look different, but Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Winchester/Sewanee’s commitment to providing a broad range of healthcare services won’t change.

Minutes Matter: Don’t Put Your Heart Health On Hold During COVID-19

April 23, 2020

When a heart attack strikes, every minute matters. In fact, the first few minutes are critical in determining the short-term and long-term outcome for the patient. While the world continues to focus on the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, cardiovascular disease, or heart disease, is still the leading cause of death in the United States – and as such – it’s important to seek care in an emergency.

Supporting Efforts to Keep Our Community Healthy

March 24, 2020

Our community – along with communities around the world – is navigating unprecedented challenges as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread. The cycle of our lives and neighborhoods has been altered, and we are all working to accommodate an ever-changing new normal. Fear and uncertainty complicate our collective abilities to do this.

COVID-19: What Southern Tennessee Regional Health System is Doing and What You Can Do

March 14, 2020

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System is committed to providing the highest quality care and ensuring the safety of our patients, employees, providers, volunteers and visitors at all times. While COVID-19 is new, effectively responding to other infectious diseases is not. We have tested processes and plans in place to respond to situations involving infectious disease year-round.

Diabetes 101: What You Should Know

November 5, 2018

Diabetes is one of the biggest health issues facing Americans today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 30 million people in the U.S. have diabetes. That’s one in 10 Americans.

Are You Covered? Health Insurance Marketplace Now Open Through December 15

November 2, 2018

November 1 marked the beginning of open enrollment for 2019 health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Since debuting in 2013, the Health Insurance Marketplace has provided access to low-cost healthcare coverage for millions who would otherwise be without health insurance or who are interested in taking advantage of more cost-effective alternatives to their current coverage.

Top of Mind: Ending the Stigma around Mental Health

May 7, 2018

When it comes to our health, it can be easy to focus exclusively on physical health – making sure we are staying up to date on annual exams and screenings, committing to a regular exercise routine, eating nutritious foods and the like. But there is another important facet of our health that we should not ignore – our mental health. National Mental Health Month is observed each May to provide a platform for discussing mental health and raising awareness of the important role it plays in our lives.

Dr. Joseph McFadden Joins Southern Tennessee Regional Health System

April 30, 2018

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester/Sewanee (STRHS Winchester/Sewanee) officials announced today that Joseph McFadden, M.D., has joined its staff and will be offering psychiatric services to patients in Sewanee and the surrounding area. Dr. McFadden brings more than thirty years of experience to STRHS Winchester/Sewanee and is one of a number of specialists to join the hospital’s medical team this year.

LifePoint Health recognized for National Quality Program in which Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester/Sewanee participates

March 29, 2018

LifePoint Health® (NASDAQ: LPNT), of which Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester/Sewanee (STRHS Winchester /Sewanee is a part, has been named the recipient of the 2017 John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety at the Local Level. Presented annually by The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum (NQF), the prestigious Eisenberg Awards acknowledge major achievements in healthcare quality and patient safety

Is It Time for a Colonoscopy?

March 5, 2018

Colonoscopy screenings are the number one way you can reduce your risk of colorectal cancer since the screenings can help detect the disease early or find polyps before they become cancerous. While the vast majority of new cases occur at age 50 and over, the disease does not discriminate and can happen to men and women at any age.

Smith Joins First Choice Health Winchester

January 4, 2018

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Winchester officials announce the addition of Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Sherrie Smith to First Choice Health in Winchester.

Neurologist Joins Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Winchester

September 15, 2017

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System in Winchester is excited to announce the addition of neurologist, Dr. Robert W. Gilbert to our ever-growing team of physicians called the Southern Tennessee Medical Group. Dr. Gilbert will be focused on the community’s need for expert neurological care as he leads the soon to be opened Southern Tennessee Neurology.

New Medical Center for Lynchburg

April 7, 2017

Southern Tennessee Regional Health System(STRHS) officials announce the opening of a new medical facility in Lynchburg.

Advanced Wound Care Recognized with National Award for Clinical Excellence

February 27, 2017

Advance Wound Care achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for 12 consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a wound healing rate of at least 91 percent in less than 31 median days. Out of 630 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, 334 achieved this honor in 2017.

Dr. Michelle S. Val Joins Mountain Medical

November 4, 2016

Southern Tennessee Reginal Health System today announced that Michelle S. Val, MD is joining its staff and will be offering family medicine services to patients in the Franklin and Grundy Count area. Dr. Val brings a number of years of clinical experience and work experience in the military health system to Southern Tennessee Regional Health System (STRHS) and is one of many new physicians to join the hospital’s medical staff.