Hello and welcome to our unit!
I’m Liese K. Harris, MSN, BSN, RN, Director of Women's Services at Tullahoma-Harton Hospital (VTHH) which includes labor and delivery, postpartum, newborn nursery, and a Level II NICU. We are located on the second floor of Vanderbilt Tullahoma-Harton Hospital.
The environment on our unit is fast-paced and dynamic. As a team, we provide high-quality and compassionate care.
We care for adult obstetrical patients and newborns as they transition to extrauterine life. Occasionally, we care for patients undergoing gynecological procedures.
Our patients are unique because we get to support them through life-changing events. Our nurses provide respectful maternity care that honors each birth experience while ensuring a healthy delivery. We also get to be involved as mother and baby transition into the postpartum period. Our expert newborn nursing care impacts the entire lifespan of each neonate.
One of the perks of working on our unit is that we have a strong team that works well together. Our nurses are successful because they are knowledgeable, have critical thinking skills, and aim to provide exceptional care in a rapidly changing environment.
We orient new nurses to our unit by allowing a lengthy 12-16 week orientation where they learn all specialties within the unit.
We encourage professional growth.
If your career goal is to specialize in the care of obstetrical or newborn patients, the VTHH Women’s Center can help with this by providing clinical experiences in both women’s health and neonatology.