Two reasons why TriStar Health is investing big in orthopedics

Posted by Alex Tolbert on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 @ 10:06

Hospital competition and an aging population

Earlier this month, local hospital network TriStar Health announced a big expansion plan for its midtown campus, TriStar Centennial.

Included in the project is a $123.7 million plan to add four floors and a joint replacement center to the HCA Healthcare-owned hospital, expected to open early next year.

In announcing the project, TriStar representatives said the investments will allow the hospital network to meet the needs of the growing communities its hospitals serve.

Here are two other reasons the hospital network may be investing in orthopedics specifically, and hospital projects in general.

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Tags: healthcare, tristar, The Tennessean, healthcare costs

Change to TriStar/BlueCross agreement to affect out-of-network emergency care

Posted by Brian Tolbert on Thu, Dec 14, 2017 @ 14:12

A notice to Bernard Health clients with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Network S

You might be surprised to know that HCA TriStar hospitals have had an agreement with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee to provide emergency care at in-network copay, coinsurance and deductible benefit amounts. This might be a surprise because HCA TriStar hospitals are  not in-network facilities to employers and members enrolled in BCBST plans on their S Network.

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Tags: BlueCross BlueShield Tennessee, tristar, hca, network s

TriStar Skyline Medical Center becomes an option for trauma

Posted by Alex Tolbert on Fri, Jun 20, 2014 @ 05:06

A new trauma center in the Nashville area

Historically, if you were in a bad accident or needed care for a traumatic injury, you were generally taken directly to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Tags: providers, nashville, hospitals, tristar, skyline, trauma

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