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For more than 90 years, Baptist Hospital, now Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, has been devoted to physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital is the largest not-for-profit community hospital in Middle Tennessee, licensed for
683 acute and rehab care beds. Over the years, we have established nursing schools, become a pioneer in technical advances and grown into a major medical center that provides diversified care. Incorporated in 1918 and opening its doors to the community on March 20, 1919 as Protestant Hospital, our facility was built to meet the urgent healthcare needs of the city’s growing population. Our name changed in 1964 and by 1973, Baptist Hospital had grown to 600 beds and become one of the largest hospitals in the mid-South. In 2002, Baptist Hospital joined Saint Thomas Health’s regional health system consisting of five hospitals – Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, formerly Baptist Hospital, Saint Thomas West Hospital and the Saint Thomas Hospital for Spinal Surgery in Nashville, Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro and Saint Thomas Hickman 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. Baptist Hospital is now Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital. 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.
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.
"To be the premier, spiritually based healthcare ministry as seen through the eyes of the patient."
Service of the Poor: Generosity of spirit for persons most in need.
Reverence: Respect and compassion for the dignity and diversity of life.
Integrity: Inspiring trust through personal leadership.
Wisdom: Integrating excellence and stewardship.
Creativity: Courageous innovation.
Dedication: Affirming the hope and joy of our ministry.