The new building for the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee, located near the intersection of Interstate 65 and Highway 96, is now open.

Some doctors started seeing patients earlier this week, and other doctors are expected to move into the building next week.

The lobby of the new Bone and Joint building. / Photo Matt Blois

The institute has scheduled a grand opening for the new 120,000 square foot facility at 4:30 p.m on May 20.

The project is in partnership with Williamson Medical Center, which is located just across the street from the new building. Previously, doctors at the Bone and Joint Institute had offices in Williamson Medical Center.

The Bone and Joint Institute building is part of a partnership with Williamson Medical Center, which is located across the street. / Photo Matt Blois

The third floor of the new building opened on April 29. That floor includes doctors Cory Calendine, Ronald Derr, John Klekamp, Michael McNamara, Brian Perkinson and Geoff Watson.

The second floor of the building will open on May 6. Doctors Scott Arthur, Ian Byram, Jeffery Kutsikovich, Colin Looney, Christopher Stark, Paul Thomas and Todd Wurth will be on that floor.

The after-hours clinic has temporarily opened on the third floor, but will move to the second floor on May 6.

After Hours Clinic Schedule

  • April 29-30: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Third floor)
  • May 1-2: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Third floor)
  • May 3: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Third floor)
  • May 4: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Third floor)
  • May 6: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Second floor)

The institute’s roots go back to the Franklin Bone & Joint Clinic, which was founded in 1979. In 2009, Vanderbilt Medical Center bought that practice. In 2017 Williamson Medical Center announced plans for the Bone and Joint Institute of Tennessee. Many of the doctors from the Vanderbilt bone and joint clinic came to the Tennessee Bone and Joint Institute.

Some doctors are already working in the new building while others will move in next week. / Photo Matt Blois

The building includes physician offices, physical and occupational therapy, outpatient imaging services and an outpatient surgery center. The outpatient surgery center can accommodate 23-hour observational stays for patients.

The surgery center isn’t open yet. The Bone and Joint Institute is working to open it in the fall.

 

Read the Franklin Home Page article here.