In 1975, citizens of the growing town of Hendersonville began to see their need for a hospital in their community. The following year, a Certificate of Need was approved and a healthcare facility in Hendersonville began to take shape.
Hendersonville Community Hospital opened as part of Hospital Affiliates International in 1979, and the next year the facility’s first Medical Office Building, providing space for physician offices, opened on campus.
The hospital’s name changed to Hendersonville Hospital in 1982, following HCA’s purchase of the facility. The 1980s saw phenomenal growth in technology, as the first ultrasound machine and CT scanner were installed and the first laser surgery was performed. The 1990s saw the installation of an MRI and the implementation of a computerized patient documentation system.
With the new millennium, the facility changed its name to TriStar Hendersonville to better reflect what it truly offers the community – an advanced facility offering all realms of healthcare needs. The decade also saw physical growth for the facility, with well over $40 million invested in expanding the Emergency Room, Critical Care Unit, Endoscopy lab, Surgical Services unit and Women’s Services department as well as upgrading to the latest technology such as breast MRI and digital mammography.