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Celebration of Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists

Story and photography by Joyce Taylor

Saint Thomas Medical Partners hosted a community event to welcome Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists to the Saint Thomas Medical Partners team. This partnership will provide greater access to care and complement the existing services provided.

“Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists is a group of respected and dedicated surgeons who have provided quality and compassionate care to the Rutherford County community and beyond for more than three decades, and we are thrilled to enhance our alignment with this physician group,” said Gordon Ferguson, President and CEO of Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital.

The Murfreesboro Surgical Specialists who are joining Saint Thomas Medical Partners include: Dr. Wayne Westmoreland (General and Bariatric Surgery); Dr. Ward Houck (Thoracic Surgery); Dr. Lindsay Keith (Breast Oncology Surgery and General Surgery); Dr. Mark Akins (General and Breast Surgery); Dr. Mark Manwaring (Colorectal Surgery); and Dr. Stephen Rich (General and Bariatric Surgery). For more information, visit

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