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TriStar Portland ER Opens Doors

Posted on: 01/06/2014

Portland, Tennessee, January 6, 2014 - TriStar Portland ER, operated as a department of TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center, opened its doors Jan. 6 at 105 Redbud Drive, offering residents of Portland and northern Sumner County local emergency care as well as another access point to the region’s largest health network.

“We are excited to bring emergency services back to this community,” said Regina Bartlett, CEO of TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center. “This premier facility clearly demonstrates our commitment to provide Portland with the highest quality and most efficient services, leading to better outcomes and ultimately saving lives.”

The new emergency room features more than 10,000 square feet of treatment space that includes eight private treatment rooms, an isolation room for infectious diseases, a trauma resuscitation room and a decontamination suite with a dedicated exterior entrance. It is staffed by board-certified physicians and a nursing staff with an average of more than 18 years of experience. Imaging and laboratory services are also available on both an emergent and outpatient basis at the adjacent TriStar Portland Diagnostic Center.

TriStar Portland ER is equipped with the latest medical technology and equipment, featuring the most current GE monitoring system and wireless EKG technology. Additionally, TriStar Portland ER is partnering with Sumner EMS to receive 12-lead EKG reports from the field, and wireless technology will also allow patient registration to be conducted at the bedside, adding extra convenience for patients and family members.

TriStar Hendersonville Medical Center has provided quality healthcare to Sumner and surrounding counties for more than 30 years. The facility is the first Accredited Chest Pain Center in Sumner County, is a Certified Primary Stroke Center and is the only community hospital in the region with an Accredited Joint Center. Last year, TriStar Hendersonville was recognized by the Joint Commission as a top performer in four key quality metrics. In addition to its main hospital campus with 148 licensed beds, other affiliates include TriStar Women’s Imaging Hendersonville; TriStar Portland Diagnostic Center and the Outpatient Imaging Center at Hendersonville. In January 2014, TriStar Hendersonville opened a free standing emergency department in Portland. For more information, call TriStar MedLine at 615-342-1919 or visit TriStarHealth.com and choose Hendersonville. 

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