Williamson Medical Center is both exactly what you would expect from a regional medical center and a number of things you wouldn’t expect.
Being a cornerstone of the community for nearly 60 years, WMC has always treated patients like family. Many of our staff and physicians live in this community. Some even grew up here. So when you are here, you are never just a number or a chart. You are family.
One former patient described us on Facebook like this: “I unexpectedly became a patient of Williamson Medical Center, after experiencing a bad fall which resulted in compound breaks of my right femur. The level of professional expert health care coupled with the unparalleled compassion I received from the dedicated staff of Williamson Medical Center has been like no other. This community is so blessed by the leadership and professional staff of WMC who come to work each day to care for others. #Grateful”
Whether you need general surgery, hip replacement or a mammogram screening, Williamson Medical Center is here to help.
We have been named among the top 10 percent in the region, the state and the nation for patient safety in overall hospital, medical and surgical care.
Williamson Medical Center was the brainchild of Dr. J.O. Walker, who, in 1954, decided Williamson County needed its own medical facility. He introduced legislation that was passed in 1957 by the General Assembly that officially established Williamson County Hospital. Soon after the bill was approved, construction began on the land at Carter's Creek Pike in Franklin, and Walker would be named the facility's first Chief of Staff. On January 15, 1958, Dan German Hospital and the Pyle Hospital closed their doors and were replaced by the 50-bed Williamson County Hospital. Booklets were circulated to the community declaring the hospital was "dedicated for the benefit of humanity." Inside these booklets were photographs of the new facility along with information about the services provided and a list of staff members-a distant cousin to today's Physician Directory, which is a staple to residents of this county.