NASHVILLE -- TriStar Centennial Medical Center has selected Keri McKamey of Bedford County as its first director of the new TriStar ER, located in Spring Hill.
"Securing a strong and compassionate leader with the knowledge and experience necessary to lead an Emergency Room was an essential first step in our commitment to providing quality emergency care serving Maury and Williamson Counties," said Joseph Mazzo, vice president of clinical operations for TriStar Centennial. "Hiring a director with the caliber of experience and talent such as Keri McKamey should provide the community with the confidence that they will receive the highest quality, compassionate care one should expect from any of our TriStar Health ER's."
McKamey most recently served as director of emergency services for Heritage Medical Center in Shelbyville. She also has a background in inpatient and outpatient surgery nursing roles.
"As we begin our new journey, our main focus will be our patient care skills and compassionate nature. These focal points are at the center of everything I do," said McKamey. "I am excited to be in a role where I can be a positive influence of these practices and stress the importance of their success. It is an honor to serve the Spring Hill community."
The new TriStar ER located in Spring Hill, a TriStar Centennial Medical Center facility, will provide 24-hour emergency services from board-certified physicians. The facility will have emergency diagnostic and treatment services with a comprehensive laboratory and state-of-the-art imaging capabilities. A helipad will also be installed to help expedite patient transfer should they need a higher level of care.
Construction on the new facility began in Spring 2012. The ER will open early 2013.
"To have the leader in place signifies we are one step closer to realizing our goal of opening a premier Emergency Room dedicated to delivering high quality health care to the citizens of Spring Hill and surrounding communities," Mazzo said.