Williamson Medical Center proposes $150 million renovation

Williamson Medical Center may get a major renovation and upgrade for the first time in 35 years. 

County commissioners are tasked with approving an intent to fund $150 million for the project. A resolution presented to commissioners at the body’s October budget committee meeting states that, if approved, funding would come from tax-exempt bonds, American Rescue Plan funds or some other funding pool.

The vote is scheduled for Monday’s October commission meeting.

“Williamson County has experienced unprecedented growth in the past 30 years and expects significant population growth to continue into the foreseeable future,” the resolution stated. “The growth of Williamson County is projected to continue for the next 20 years, doubling the current population and the needs for medical services.”

WMC CEO Phil Mazzuca told commissioners at the budget meeting that a growing county population and limited capacity realized throughout the pandemic warrant the project. A renovation and upgrade would “elevate [WMC’s] service line capabilities and provide state-of-the-art, safe, accessible and comprehensive facilities,” to patients, visitors and employees, all while remaining a low-cost health care provider for the region.