Women's Health

May 24, 2022

Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health merges with Women’s Health Center of Lebanon

Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health will merge with Women’s Health Center of Lebanon (WHCL) on May 28, expanding access to care.

by Emily Stembridge

Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health will merge with Women’s Health Center of Lebanon (WHCL) on May 28, expanding access to care and building on the legacy of excellent service following the retirement of Charles Lanning, MD, founder of WHCL.

Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health, currently located at 1616 W. Main Street in Lebanon, will move on June 28 to the current WHCL site at 1421 Baddour Parkway, merging both teams into a single practice. The site, which will be upgraded with new finishes, equipment and furnishings, will be named Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health Lebanon.

“Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health is excited to complete the acquisition of Dr. Charles Lanning’s OB-GYN practice in Lebanon,” said Adam Huggins, MD, MMHC, associate chief medical officer for Vanderbilt Wilson County Hospital (VWCH) and assistant professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “Dr. Lanning is one of the longest serving clinicians in Lebanon, and he has had a profound impact on women’s health in the community. Vanderbilt Center for Women’s Health Lebanon will continue his legacy by providing high quality, comprehensive and compassionate care to the women in Wilson County.”

Vanderbilt providers moving from 1616 W. Main Street include Huggins, Zoe Belkin, MD; Madhav Boyapati, MD; Michael Stockwell, MD; Megan Donohue, MSN, CNM; Heather Potts, MSN, CNM; Jaqueline Reid, DNP, CNM; Anna McCracken, MSN, CNM; Suzanne Adkins, MSN, CNM. Kristin Sorce, PA-C; Kristen Alford, WHNP-BC; and Lauren Brown, WHNP-BC, current providers with WHCL, will remain at the practice to complete the well-rounded team of women’s health care providers available to patients.

“VWCH has seen its obstetric volume increase by over 50% in the past two years. Between physicians, midwives and nurse practitioners based in both Lebanon and Mount Juliet, Vanderbilt has a proven track record in the community,” Huggins said. “We know there is more growth to come as more people move into the surrounding community, and we look forward to continuing to be healthcare leaders in the region through our care for women and their families.”

“Maintaining high quality obstetric and gynecologic services remains a top priority for the VUMC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology,” said Ronald Alvarez, MD, MBA, chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology. “We are strongly committed to not only making sure community obstetric and gynecology services in Wilson County not only survive, but thrive.”