The Medical Center at Franklin's $4 million surgery expansion project is now complete. Renovation and new construction encompassing 9,700 square feet includes two operating suites, an endoscopy suite, a six-bed recovery unit and other surgical support services.
Prior to the expansion, The Medical Center at Franklin was limited on the complexity of surgeries that could be performed at the hospital. With the new addition, physicians have a modern facility and equipment to perform an array of surgical procedures, reducing the need to refer patients out of Simpson County. The new expansion provides a more spacious and centralized area dedicated to surgical services and endoscopy. More complicated surgeries can be performed due to expanded space in the surgery suites for large, specialized equipment.
William Daniel, M.D., general surgeon, opened his practice in the Franklin Medical Pavilion in January 2011. John Korba, M.D., general surgeon with Bluegrass Surgical Associates in Bowling Green, has been practicing in Franklin as part of The Medical Center at Franklin’s Physician Specialty Clinics for 12 years. Beyond general surgery, other specialties that comprise the hospital's Physician Specialty Clinics including orthopaedic surgery, urology and podiatry will be able to utilize the new surgical area.
Franklin Medical Pavilion
This expansion comes on the heals on an expansion project completed in April 2010 when construction of the Franklin Medical Pavilion was completed. The 17,633 square foot, $3.4 million, two-story building connects to The Medical Center at Franklin's 25-bed patient care wing which was completed in December 2007 as part of a $5 million expansion and renovation project. The new addition houses physician suites and several ancillary services including the hospital laboratory, rehabilitation services and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.