WMC Thanks Community for Support of “Crutch it Forward”

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The Williamson Medical Center (WMC) Foundation collected approximately 200 pairs of crutches during the “Crutch it Forward” campaign thanks to generous community donations. The crutches will be given at no cost to Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee and WMC’s main hospital patients after an aluminum shortage depleted the available inventory.

“Our community never ceases to amaze and inspire the Williamson Medical Center team when help is needed,” said Leigh Williams, WMC Foundation Director. “Due to the outpouring of generosity, patients in need of crutches, canes and walkers now have access to a stocked inventory to aid them through their injury or illness. We cannot thank our neighbors enough for answering the call and helping us get through this shortage due to global supply chain issues.” 

The WMC Foundation is grateful for collection site hosts Darrell Waltrip Subaru, Williamson County Parks & Recreation, Nolensville Town Hall and Digg That Nutrition. Crutches will continue to be collected at Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee locations in Franklin, Nolensville, Brentwood and Thompson’s Station. 

Though the aluminum shortage and subsequent supply chain disruption has not yet ended, the Bone and Joint Institute and WMC teams have adequate stock to support patients in need. For more information about the campaign, visit williamsonmedicalcenter.org/crutch-it-forward/.

ABOUT WMC FOUNDATION | The Williamson Medical Center Foundation, Inc., serves as the charitable and development arm that supports Williamson Medical Center, the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center and Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee in providing best-in-class healthcare services to the families of our community. The Foundation oversees capital projects and health outreach programs, seeking charitable gifts of all types to provide ways to continuously improve the quality of patient care. For more information, visit williamsonmedicalcenter.org/foundation-home.

ABOUT BONE AND JOINT INSTITUTE OF TENNESSEE | Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee is a destination for comprehensive orthopaedic care. The state-of-the-art flagship facility in Franklin, Tennessee, is led by nationally recognized physicians with expertise in orthopaedic surgery, arthroscopic surgery, joint replacement, sports medicine and spinal surgery. The facility also includes an onsite ambulatory surgery center and a Rehabilitation Services department, a team of physical and occupational therapists working alongside physicians to offer personalized care. Bone and Joint Institute also operates orthopaedic urgent care and physical therapy clinics in Thompson’s Station (Tollgate), Nolensville and Brentwood. For more information visit BoneAndJointTN.org.

ABOUT WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER | Williamson Medical Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour emergency care, preventive health screenings and wellness activities. Services offered by Williamson Medical Center are developed to provide the most cost-effective, convenient and accessible healthcare possible. More than 825 providers represent over 70 medical specialties and sub-specialties. In 2021, Williamson Medical Center received CMS’ highest Five-Star Rating for its Overall Hospital Quality which measures hospitals on seven areas of quality: Mortality, Safety of Care, Readmission, Patient Experience, Effectiveness of Care, Timeliness of Care, and Efficient Use of Medical Imaging. The caliber of physicians and care at Williamson Medical Center continues to advance the way healthcare is delivered to our region with compassion and convenience unique to WMC. Our campus also houses Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center, which provides pediatric emergent and inpatient care, and Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee – the region’s premiere destination for orthopaedic excellence. In addition, WMC’s Williamson Medical Group includes more than 40 providers offering everything from primary care to surgery to pulmonary and sleep medicine. For more information, visit WilliamsonMedicalCenter.org.