State approves $1.8M TriStar expansion

Summit Medical Center to add 8 beds

TriStar Summit Medical Center announced it has obtained state approval to add eight surgical beds as part of a $1.8 million expansion.

The state's Health Services and Development Agency approved the plan, which will increase the Hermitage hospital's bed count to 196. The expansion is due to growth in cardiac and neuroscience service lines, according to a release. Construction is scheduled to begin in August with an expected completion in November.

"The additional beds will allow us to meet the growing health care needs of Davidson, Wilson and surrounding counties," said Jeff Whitehorn, TriStar Summit CEO. "We are pleased the state honored our request and we look forward to getting started on this much needed project focused on quality health care."

TriStar Health, a division of HCA Holdings, runs a regional work comprising more than 20 facilities in Tennessee, Kentucky and North Georgia.