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Monday morning the new Tri-Star ER Spring Hill opened there.
"We're not just a way station to send patients downtown. We're gonna be managing a lot of things here that patients can be seen treated and sent home," said Dr. Mark Byram.
The 12 bed facility has a trauma room, a CT Scanner and a decontamination room.
Perhaps the most important quality though is the one Lani Debuhr noticed when she brought her daughter there for treatment from a concussion.
"This morning her symptoms seemed to get worse," said Debuhr. "It was way easier. It was nice it was open when I needed it."
Before the ER Center opened, people in Spring Hill had to drive out of town for emergency medical care, either to the Williamson Medical Center in Franklin or the Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia.
Both of those hospitals opposed the ER Center saying it could drive up medical costs by duplicating services already in the area.
ER Spring Hill administrators say the center is needed for a growing population that doesn't want to leave town for emergencies.
"We can take care of anything from a sore throat broken bone a heart attack car accident whatever we can take care of that," said Director Keri McKamay.
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Christian legal group complains about assignment
June 20, 2013 11:46 GMT
COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) -- Columbia State Community College officials say they're investigating a professor's assignment about gay rights.
According to The Daily Herald a Christian legal group sent the college a letter about Professor Linda Brunton's psychology class assignment. The Alliance Defending Freedom said students complained to the group.
Some students objected to being told to wear a rainbow ribbon and make statements in support of gay rights. They were then to write a paper detailing discrimination they faced for their perceived support.
The legal group asked the college to investigate the assignment, discipline Brunton and order her to apologize to students.
Chris Sanders of the Tennessee Equality Project told The Tennessean the assignment was voluntary and is commonly used in psychology classes.
Brunton was unavailable for comment.
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