Grant will provide funding for specialized care for the community

Members of the Williamson Medical Center Foundation and Palliative Care team at Williamson Medical Center(L-R, Top): Leigh Williams, Steve Smith, Starling Evans, M.D., Jamey Parker. (L-R, Bottom): Shari Seaman, PA-C, Devin Sherman, M.D.

The Williamson Medical Center Foundation announced today that it has been awarded a $150,000 grant toward funding the medical center’s palliative care program. The grant was provided by the Potter Foundation whose purpose is to support charitable organizations throughout the southeast with a concentration on life-altering activities.

Williamson Medical Center’s palliative care program, which is enrolled in the National Palliative Care Registry, provides patients with relief from the symptoms, pain and stress of a serious illness. Care is provided as an extra layer of support with the goal of improving the quality of life for both the patient and their family.

About Williamson Medical Center

Williamson Medical Center offers comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services, 24-hour emergency care, preventive health screenings and wellness activities. Services offered by Williamson Medical Center are developed to provide the most cost-effective, convenient and accessible health care possible. More than 750 providers represent over 70 medical specialties and sub-specialties. The caliber of physicians and care at Williamson Medical Center offers patients a level of expertise and sophistication one expects to find at larger facilities, but with compassion and convenience unique to WMC. Our campus also houses Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital Vanderbilt at Williamson Medical Center, which provides pediatric emergent and inpatient care. With our fully equipped pediatric rooms, we are now able to provide dedicated, focused, and specific care to the children of our community as well as their parents. For more information visit


The mission and vision of the WMC Foundation is to secure charitable support for the programs and services of the hospital to enable the staff to continue to provide world-class healthcare services to our community.