Darren Harris, MBA, has been named chief executive officer of the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee. The Franklin medical practice opened its doors in January and includes 12 nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeons.

Harris received his Bachelor of Science degree from Southeast Missouri State University before receiving a Master of Business Administration degree in health care administration from William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri.

Prior to joining the Institute, Harris served as executive director at Northern Carolina Orthopaedics, where he was instrumental in opening a medically integrated wellness center. He went on to serve has administrator at Triangle Orthopaedic Associates as well as OrthoCarolina, two of the largest orthopaedic practices in North Carolina. As CEO at the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, Harris will oversee day-to-day operations and strategic planning, with a focus on broadening the practice’s regional footprint. The Institute is temporarily located at Williamson Medical Center as construction continues on a state-of-the-art facility on Edward Curd Lane.


About the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee

The Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee was formally established in 2018, but its legacy goes back to 1979 with the founding of Franklin Bone & Joint Clinic. In 2009 the successful practice was acquired by a larger healthcare organization and continued to thrive under the leadership of long-time Bone and Joint surgeons. In 2017 Williamson Medical Center announced plans for the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, a partnership between the Franklin hospital and more than a dozen orthopaedic specialists. Our nationally-recognized surgeons have expertise in a number of specialties including fracture care, joint replacement, sports injuries and spinal care. The Institute is temporarily located on-site in Williamson Tower, located at 4323 Carothers Parkway, in Franklin. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (615) 791-2630.


About Williamson Medical Center’s Orthopaedic Surgical Care

Williamson Medical Center is a national leader in orthopaedic surgical care. It has been recognized as being in the top 10 percent of hospitals in the United States for spinal surgery and fusion for medical excellence in quality and complication rates. WMC earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Sear of Approval for the management of Joint Replacement-Hip, Joint Replacement-Knee, and Joint Replacement-Spine Surgery. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. It has also earned the 2018 Medical Excellence Award from CareChes, a division of Comparion. CareChex is a medical quality rating system designed to assist hospitals in improving the quality of inpatient care promoting medical excellence to consumers, payers and employers. Williamson Medical Center performs more than 3,150 surgical orthopaedic procedures annually.