The Medical Center at Franklin has been providing outstanding healthcare services for residents in Franklin and Simpson Counties since 1969. As part of the Med Center Health healthcare system, we feature a full-service emergency room available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and a 25-bed critical access hospital that provides inpatient, post-acute care and outpatient services. From diagnostic and radiology services to physician specialty clinics, we provide residents of Simpson County and northern Tennessee with comprehensive healthcare services close to home.

The Medical Center at Franklin has been certified by The Joint Commission as an Acute Stroke Ready Hospital and is a Designated Lung Cancer Screening Center.

Patients of The Medical Center at Franklin also have access to The Medical Center at Bowling Green, a full-service hospital featuring Med Center Health Heart, Lung & Vascular Surgeons, Southcentral Kentucky’s only open heart surgery program; The Cancer Treatment Center for Southern Kentucky; and Obstetrics and Neonatology Services.


Established in 1969, The Medical Center at Franklin is a 25-bed critical access, acute care and post-acute care hospital located in Franklin, Ky. The hospital provides both inpatient and outpatient services. Med Center Health is the flagship brand of Commonwealth Health Corporation (CHC), the parent company of The Medical Center at Franklin.

With an up-to-date surgery suite and other advanced technology, residents of southern Kentucky and northern Tennessee have access to one of the most modern facilities and experienced doctors in the region.

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The Medical Center at Franklin now offers state-of-the-art 3D mammography

The Medical Center at Franklin has enhanced its diagnostic imaging capabilities with the addition of 3D mammography. Utilizing advanced breast tomosynthesis technology, Genius™ 3D Mammography™ exams, developed by Hologic, Inc., are clinically proven to significantly increase the detection of breast cancers, and also decrease the number of women asked to return for additional testing. The Hologic system is the first FDA-approved breast tomosynthesis system in the U.S.

In conventional 2D mammography, overlapping tissue is a leading reason why small breast cancers may be missed and normal tissue may appear abnormal, leading to unnecessary callbacks. A three-dimensional method of imaging can greatly reduce the tissue overlap effect.See More

The Medical Center at Franklin awarded Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification from The Joint Commission

The Medical Center at Franklin has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification.

The Medical Center at Franklin underwent a rigorous, onsite review in March. A Joint Commission reviewer evaluated compliance with related certification standards including program management, the delivery of clinical care and performance improvement. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewer also conducted onsite observations and interviews.See More

Uhls named to Kentucky Board for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy

Med Center Health congratulates Nancy Uhls, Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist with The Medical Center at Franklin, who was named to the Kentucky Board for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy. Uhls is the first African American to be named to this state board.

“It is truly an honor to serve the Commonwealth of Kentucky as board member for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy,” Uhls said. “It is very humbling and I am grateful for the confidence that Governor Beshear has placed in me. I have been providing Nuclear Medicine for 37 years and I am very excited about being able to share my experience to help even more people in Kentucky.”See More