Maury Regional Invests & Expands in Columbia

Maury Regional Invests & Expands in Columbia
Posted on 10/30/2016

Maury Regional Medical Center recently announced that the Columbia-based regional hospital system plans on opening new facilities in Columbia. Considering the significant level of new or planned investment in the city totaling approximately $54.4 million, three major projects alone account for the investment that Maury Regional has made in Columbia recently. Collectively, the projects referenced below and Maury Regional’s newly announced investments in Columbia will expand services in the city and Maury County and create new high quality jobs for Columbia residents.

The first project is a collaborative partnership between Maury Regional Medical Center and TriStar Health to build a 60-bed behavioral health care hospital to serve Columbia and the region. The facility is planned for construction at North James Campbell Boulevard near the intersection of Old Williamsport Pike. The behavioral health care facility represents a $54.4 million investment in Columbia and would employ about 100 new health care professionals. At present, the facility plans to open in early to mid-2018.

While overall behavioral health care capacity has witnessed a sharp decline statewide, evidenced by the decreased number of beds over the last decade, rising reimbursement rates from insurers including Medicare have in part made the project more feasible. Ultimately, the Maury Regional-TriStar behavioral health care facility will allow Maury County and southern Middle-South Central Tennessee patients to find services locally instead of traveling to Nashville.

For more information on the recently announced Maury Regional-TriStar behavioral health care facility, go to

Maury Regional also recently announced a $12 million construction project, building a new critical care unit on the fifth floor of the Maury Regional Medical Center. While the hospital currently offers critical care services, the new unit would consolidate care on a single level as opposed to the first and second floors as is the case today.

Slated to open November 1, the new critical care unit will feature the most recent advances and technological amenities totaling 28,000 square feet of new, up-to-date equipment. The new unit will add two additional rooms, from 24 to 26 beds, and the newest innovations and amenities in care and services. The unit will also feature four (4) isolation rooms that would allow staff to provide patients increased privacy, and, most notably, reducing the potential for cross-contamination between rooms for particular patients depending on their health status.

For more information on the new Maury Regional Critical Care unit, read more at Columbia Herald at

At present, construction is nearly complete for a 112-bed Medicare skilled nursing home, the National HealthCare (NHC)/Maury Regional Transitional Care Center, after Maury Regional and NHC agreed in 2013 on a partnership to move forward with the traditional care/skilled nursing center. At an estimated total project cost of $18 million, the new facility followed from the relocation and replacement of the 92-bed NHC Healthcare, Hillview and the 20-bed Maury Regional Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit to an 11-acre site at 5004 Trotwood Avenue in Columbia.

The $54.4 million in projects in various stages from nearly completed to those announced within the last several weeks, the high level of investment and subsequent job creation make the city, Columbia citizens and area businesses the economic winners. In addition to new and improved medical services, expanding capacity for serves and enhanced quality of life within the community, the high impact project s exemplify the health care industry’s presence in Columbia, making the city a destination for persons from around the southern Middle and South Central Tennessee region.

Maury Regional Medical Center is located in Columbia, TN. The hospital serves as the flagship for a group of Maury Regional facilities that include locations in Marshall County, Waynesboro, Lewisburg, Hohenwald, and Spring Hill among other locations. Maury Regional facilities combine to provide services to over 250,000 people in the southern Middle and South Central Tennessee regions. CareChex ranked Maury Regional Medical Center number one in Tennessee for overall hospital care and overall surgical care for 2016 in the areas of both medical excellence and patient safety.

Maury Regional’s ongoing commitment to Columbia, in particular, and the region as a whole, is noteworthy given the health care system’s commitment to excellence and recognition for high achievement by the health care industry. In addition to major investments and thousands of jobs in the local economy, the positive direct impact on other health care sector businesses and indirect economic impact in the community is undeniable. Further, Maury Regional Medical Center’s Maury Regional Health Care Foundation makes significant contributions to local charities, local arts and culture, and other community engagement activities that enhance the community.

The City of Columbia expresses our sincere thanks to Maury Regional as well as our appreciation for project partners and new Columbia health care providers NHC and TriStar.  As Maury Regional continues to play a leading role investing in Columbia through strategic partnerships and investments, the city is grateful for Maury Regional’s ongoing efforts to continually enhance and improve existing services, offer new services and serving as a model for corporate citizenship to the community and people living in the City of Columbia.