County approves $150 million to support Williamson Medical renovation

County approves 0 million to support Williamson Medical renovation

The county commission has approved an intent to fund $150 million in bond financing to support a major renovation project at Williamson Medical Center.

A resolution presented to commissioners at the body’s October budget committee meeting states that funding of a renovation, expansion and upgrade to the hospital would come from tax-exempt bonds, American Rescue Plan funds or some other funding pool.

“Williamson County has experienced unprecedented growth in the past 30 years and expects significant population growth to continue into the foreseeable future,” the resolution stated. “The growth of Williamson County is projected to continue for the next 20 years, doubling the current population and the needs for medical services.”

WMC CEO Phil Mazzuca told commissioners at a budget committee meeting that a growing county population and limited capacity realized throughout the pandemic warrant the project. A renovation and upgrade would “elevate [WMC’s] service line capabilities and provide state-of-the-art, safe, accessible and comprehensive facilities,” for patients, visitors and employees, all while remaining a low-cost health care provider for the region.