STRHS-Sewanee and the University of the South Continue Partnership
April 14, 2021
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Sewanee is pleased to announce its continued partnership with the University of the South.
A long-term lease renewal agreement has been executed with the University, allowing Southern Tennessee Regional Health System (STRHS) to continue to operate the hospital located on the campus. This ongoing partnership with the University of the South demonstrates STRHS’s commitment to providing high quality patient care, close to home in the communities it serves.
“This is truly an exciting time for STRHS-Sewanee, the community and the entire region we serve. STRHS-Sewanee has played a vital role in serving the health and wellness needs of Franklin, Grundy, and Marion Counties for more than 30 years. We look forward to continuing to invest in this region and to enhance services to meet the needs of our growing community for many generations to come,” said Cliff Wilson, STRHS-Winchester/Sewanee Chief Executive Officer. “We are proud of our partnership with the University of the South and for the continued support from our board of trustees and physicians, many of whom reside on the Cumberland Plateau.”
Located on the beautiful campus of the University of the South, STRHS is proud to be a member of the tightknit community of Sewanee. The campus location offers 24/7 emergency care, diagnostic imaging, skilled nursing, observation care, outpatient therapy services, and outpatient lab services. The nursing and support staff strive to provide individualized care directed to the specific needs of each patient.
“For years, STRHS has provided important health care services to members of the Sewanee community and beyond, including to University students, faculty, and staff; other Plateau residents; and visitors to the area,” said University Vice-Chancellor Reuben Brigety. “Our partnership has never been more important than during these especially challenging times, and we are pleased that this continuing relationship will ensure access to these valued and essential services.”
About Southern Tennessee Regional Health System
Part of LifePoint Health, Southern Tennessee Regional Health System (STRHS) is a regional network of hospitals and health care services serving the healthcare needs of communities in the southern Tennessee region with facilities in Winchester, Sewanee, Pulaski, and Lawrenceburg. The Winchester & Sewanee campus locations provides inpatient and outpatient healthcare services to Franklin County and the surrounding area at its combined 198-bed acute and skilled care facilities and physician practices. STRHS provides quality care in numerous areas, including emergency care, cardiac care, same-day surgery, orthopedics, diagnostics, women's health and rehabilitation services. For more information, visit SouthernTennessee.com.
About The University of the South
The University of the South, familiarly known as Sewanee, comprises a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. Located on 13,000 acres on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee enrolls 1,700 undergraduates and approximately 100 seminarians. The university has had 26 Rhodes Scholars—a number that puts Sewanee in the top four among U.S. liberal arts colleges—and has been home to dozens of NCAA Postgraduate Fellows and Fulbright Scholars. For more information about the University of the South, visit www.sewanee.edu.