Leaders of Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced plans to purchase Tennova Healthcare-Shelbyville and Tennova Healthcare-Harton in Tullahoma hospitals from subsidiaries of Community Health Systems Inc. (CHS). At the same time, VUMC will acquire minority ownership in CHS’s Tennova Healthcare-Clarksville hospital.
A definitive agreement has been signed by VUMC for the acquisition of the Shelbyville and Tullahoma (Harton) hospitals and their related businesses, including physician clinic operations and outpatient services.
The purchase of the Shelbyville and Tullahoma facilities and the minority ownership agreement with Tennova Healthcare-Clarksville are subject to regulatory review and are expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2020. Terms of the transactions will remain confidential.
In the interim, patients of the Shelbyville and Tullahoma hospitals will experience no interruption in care.
Through the acquisition of the hospitals in Shelbyville and Tullahoma, and the partnership with Tennova Healthcare-Clarksville, VUMC significantly increases its presence across Middle Tennessee with facilities and services now located in Bedford, Coffee, Davidson, Montgomery, Rutherford, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson counties.