Leadership Middle Tennessee, a regional leadership program founded to engage community and business leaders in the 10-county region of Middle Tennessee, recently visited TriStar Horizon Medical Center on Thursday, January 19.

The group first stopped at TriStar Horizon’s satellite campus, TriStar Natchez Medical Park, to receive an overview of the capabilities and services offered on campus. The staff at the TriStar Natchez ER, the freestanding emergency room opened in 2015, also conducted a mock patient drill. This realistic scenario gave insight to life-saving patient care.

Dustin Greene, TriStar Horizon CEO, then presented to the group at the main campus. He discussed the regional impact of healthcare in middle Tennessee and the hospital’s impact on the local communities. LMT members were also educated on the services provided at TriStar Horizon.

Gina Bullington, chief nursing officer, lead the group on a hospital tour. Various departments visited were the Heart Center, which houses the cardiac catherization lab, the recently renovated emergency department and inpatient rooms, and the surgery department. Members were provided with “bunny suits”, paper scrubs for short-term use, and given a tour of an operating room.

The group concluded their visit after hearing from State Representative Michael Curcio regarding the Affordable Care Act.