Who We Are

In Tennessee, Ascension’s Saint Thomas Health operates eight hospitals and a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover more than 65 counties and employ more than 8,000 associates.

Our Catholic health ministry is dedicated to spiritually centered, holistic care which sustains and improves the health of individuals and communities. We are a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.

Across the state, Saint Thomas Health provided more than $92 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2017. As one of the largest health systems in the state of Tennessee, we care for more than 500,000 lives annually.

Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia.

Our Hospitals


Saint Thomas Midtown

Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital is the largest not-for-profit community hospital in Middle Tennessee, located in the heart of downtown Nashville. Licensed for 683 Beds, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital offers a wide range of nursing opportunities in Acute Medicine, Cardiology, Women’s Services, and Critical Care. More than 6,500 babies are delivered at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital annually. Read about our awards and certifications here.

CNO Marco Fernandez

Saint Thomas West

For over one hundred years, Saint Thomas West Hospital has been devoted to physical, emotional and spiritual healing. Located in the lively Belle Meade neighborhood of West Nashville, Saint Thomas West Hospital is licensed for 375 beds and serves as an acute tertiary referral hospital with a high focus on Cardiology. Saint Thomas West Hospital is home to a successful heart and kidney transplant program and offers a wide range of nursing opportunities in Acute Medicine, Cardiology, and Critical Care. Read about our awards and certifications here.

CNO Samantha Straton

Saint Thomas Rutherford

Saint Thomas Rutherford is a 286-bed hospital in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Murfreesboro is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States and only 25 minutes from Nashville. Saint Thomas Rutherford has one of the busiest Emergency Departments in the state that serves around 260 patients per day. The hospital was built in 2010 and is already expanding to accommodate the growing community. Saint Thomas Rutherford has an atmosphere of teamwork. Our physicians actually nominate and present awards to our Nurses that have demonstrated compassionate, excellent care. Nursing truly works in partnership with physicians, pharmacists on each unit and others to do what is right for patients. A letter recently received from a patient stated, “Saint Thomas Rutherford is not a healthcare facility, it is a facility that truly cares; mind, body and spirit.” That truly describes a nursing career at Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

CNO Stacey Beaven

Saint Thomas Hickman

Located in Centerville, Tennessee, Saint Thomas Hickman Hospital is a Critical Access Hospital licensed for 25 beds in addition to a 5-bed Emergency Department. Services also include a 40 bed nursing home/long –term care facility and home health agency and behavioral health outpatient program. Dedicated associates and their commitment to high quality & compassionate care make this facility a great place to work.

CNO Stacey Beaven
Dee Hoover, Director of Clinical Operations

Saint Thomas River Park

Saint Thomas River Park is a 125-bed, full service community hospital located in McMinnville, Tennessee. River Park has a newly renovated award winning family Birth/Obstetrics department with over 300 deliveries per year and expanding. Our 12-bed Emergency Department is staffed by dedicated professional ER physicians and RN’s. Our Intensive Care unit (ICU) will challenge you with advanced learning, professional growth and is supported by highly trained hospitalists and RNs. Whether you are looking for experience in Acute Medicine, Oncology, Cardiology or wish to work in the Emergency Room, ICU or Operating Room, River Park has the experience you are looking for in a rural setting with exceptional standards, where you make a difference every day.

CNO Bob Peglow

Saint Thomas Stones River

Nestled in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee, Saint Thomas Stones River Hospital provides high quality, compassionate healthcare to residents of Cannon and surrounding counties. Stones River is a 60 bed hospital accredited by the Joint Commission. Our Acute Medicine is dedicated to helping patients find the best way back from all types of injuries, illnesses and acute and chronic conditions. We also offer inpatient medical stabilization for adults trying to break free from alcohol or drug dependency. Our Geriatric Inpatient Unit can accommodate up to 22 patients and provides a full range of supportive mental health services designed specifically for older adults. Our Emergency Room stands ready to provide 24 hour a day care. Stones River Hospital’s nurses and staff are second to none and are focused on providing a positive patient experience to all who visit our facility.

CNO Bob Peglow
Emily Elrod, Director of Clinical Operations

Saint Thomas DeKalb

Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital is a 35-bed facility in the heart of beautiful Smithville, Tennessee, that prides associates on delivering excellent care. Inpatient satisfaction scores are among some of the best in the area. Hospitalist physicians are locally known and imbedded in our community. This arrangement maximizes the inpatient customer experience and provides an excellent transition back to primary care. In addition to the inpatient unit, Saint Thomas DeKalb Hospital staffs a 4-bed Intensive Care Unit (ICU) to care for a patient population that requires more specialized care. Also, DeKalb offers a 6-bed 24 hour Emergency Department (ED) that serve approximately 9000 patients annually. ED staff is highly trained from both the provider and the nursing level of care. Many of our providers are board certified in Emergency Medicine and nurses possess specialty training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Trauma, and Pediatrics, just to name a few. Finally, we are very proud of operating room (OR) service. We have arrangements with Gastroenterology, Urology, General Surgery, Ophthalmology, and Orthopedic specialists to deliver service in our community at our facility. This makes for a more convenient way for our patients to get the services they need. We would be honored to have you be a part of our team at Saint Thomas DeKalb. We have many areas of nursing care available with opportunities to learn different disciplines.

CNO Bob Peglow
Brad Mullinax, Director of Clinical Operations

Saint Thomas Highlands

Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital is an acute care, rural hospital located in a beautiful, family-friendly community that offers a variety of outdoor activities and is located within easy driving distance to larger cities. The family atmosphere of the community translates within the walls of the hospital. The associates at Saint Thomas Highlands Hospital consider one another other and their patients a part of their family. The personal care that nurses can give to their patients is one of the reasons that our nursing associates find such a rewarding experience at Highlands. Due to the rural nature of our business, nurses also have the opportunity to cross-train in every area in the hospital. This offers our associates the ability to expand their skills and knowledge. Services we offer include Emergency Department (8 beds), Acute Medicine (14 beds), Geriatric Psych (10 beds), and ICU/Progressive Care (4 beds).

CNO Bob Peglow
Teresa Roberts, Director of Clinical Operations

“I’ve worked as a nurse at several places in Nashville, and the atmosphere at Saint Thomas Health is unique. It doesn’t matter what floor you’re on, or which hospital you’re in – you always feel like you’re at home.”

— Monica, RN


Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia.