Hello and welcome to our unit!
I’m Kathy Watts, MSN, RN, SANE-A , Director of Vanderbilt’s Emergency Department in Tullahoma, also known as the VTHH ED. We are located on the 1st floor at Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital (VTHH).
The environment on our unit is fast-paced, focused on teamwork, and full of learning opportunities.
We care for patients of all ages in our community who are being treated for a wide variety of urgent, emergent, or even life-threatening problems. Our patients are unique because of diverse diagnoses and specialized medical needs.
One of the perks of working on our unit is our dedication to teamwork which creates a family atmosphere. Our nurses are successful because they have strong assessment and communication skills, practice teamwork and collaboration, and are flexible to meet our patients’ needs.
We orient new nurses to our unit by providing a 2-to-12-week individualized unit-specific orientation with dedicated preceptors.
We encourage professional growth.
If your career goal is emergency medicine or Advanced Practice Nursing, Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Emergency Department can help with this by providing multiple diverse skills and continuing education opportunities.