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About Us

Continuing Medical Education

The Ascension Saint Thomas (AST) Continuing Medical Education (CME) Department is committed to improving patient care outcomes by developing innovative continuing education activities that promote quality improvements in clinical practice, lifelong learning, and provide spiritually-centered, holistic care to the communities we serve.

Ascension Saint Thomas is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AST CME program offers accredited courses such as live seminars, on-going faculty development, simulation training, and departmental and system-level regularly scheduled series such as grand rounds and tumor boards.

In October 2016, Ascension Saint Thomas joined the American Board of Medical Specialties as a Portfolio Sponsor in the Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program. This allows AST CME to support the physicians affiliated with AST in their involvement in quality improvements in the delivery of care, patient safety, and quality and practice.

Ascension Saint Thomas is a member of Ascension, the largest faith-based non-profit healthcare organization. AST operates in the Tennessee market with nine hospitals in addition to a comprehensive network of affiliated joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation facilities that cover a 68-county area and employ more than 8,000 associates. Our family of nine hospitals includes:

  • Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital West in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital Midtown in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Ascension Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Ascension Saint Thomas Rutherford in Murfreesboro, Tennessee
  • Ascension Saint Thomas Hickman in Centerville, Tennessee
  • Ascension Saint Thomas Stones River in Woodbury, Tennessee
  • Ascension Saint Thomas Highlands in Sparta, Tennessee
  • Ascension Saint Thomas River Park in McMinnville, Tennessee
  • Ascension Saint Thomas DeKalb in Smithville, Tennessee

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable.

Accreditation

Saint Thomas Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education activities for physicians. For more information regarding the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education go to http://www.accme.org