Bass Berry & Sims served as lead counsel to West Tennessee Healthcare in obtaining a Certificate of Need (CON) to convert its existing hospital-based outpatient surgery center to a freestanding multi-specialty surgery center that will provide state-of-the art services in a wide array of specialties, including ENT, orthopedic, ophthalmic, gynecological and urological procedures.  The CON application was unanimously approved by state regulators.

West Tennessee Healthcare is a comprehensive provider that operates seven nonprofit hospitals and multiple outpatient facilities located across a 9,000 square mile area of rural West Tennessee. West Tennessee Healthcare has served this region for 70 years ago and treats 185,000 patients annually in its emergency departments.